We will be collecting gift cards for supermarkets this year once again as a part of our Lenten almsgiving. This is going to be very specific: We ask if you would like to participate, please restrict your gift cards to these supermarkets: Stop and Shop, and Shoprite. (these supermarkets are convenient to those who will be helped by your donation of a card(s). There will be a box available in the church in which to drop the cards when you come to Mass or you may bring them to the rectory office.
We do not want non-perishable food left in the back of the chuch as is done at thanksgiving—this presents a problem of transport and extra maintenance supervision.
Your gift of food is appreciated in the form of a gift card and makes it much easier for those who receive it to buy the food they so desperately need.