Lenox Gives Back! Corpus Christi Food Pantry
At this time of the year, Lenox gets together to adopt 2 families from Corpus Christi Food Pantry. Lenox provided Christmas gifts and a Christmas dinner for a family of 5 and a family of 6. Shopping and wrapping of the gifts was a great experience for us all!
Mission Statement of the Corpus Christi Pastoral Area Food Pantry
The mission of the Corpus Christi Food Pantry is to serve those who come to our pantry, with compassion and respect and with a Christ-like servant attitude. We remain open to listening and working diligently to meet the needs of the individuals and families in our community.
The Corpus Christi Food Pantry is a collaboration between the Cincinnati Freestore/Foodbank and our three parishes (St. John Neumann, St. John the Baptist, and Corpus Christi). The Pantry doors are open to those who live in the boundaries of all three parishes, and the boundaries established by the Freestore/Foodbank. Many volunteers are available to help the guests select food and non-food essentials (including toiletries, cleaning and paper products, as well as school supplies). In addition to regular monthly visits, guests are eligible to participate in annual projects that provide food to be prepared for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners, along with children's Christmas gifts. The Food Pantry volunteers also provide contact information (such as area St. Vincent de Paul resources), to those that have additional needs.
The Food Pantry receives many generous donations to help those in need. Donations often come from Parishioners from all three Parishes, previous pantry recipients, and local merchants. (Among the many merchants are Meijer, Target, Kroger, Bob Evans, and Panera Bread.) The Corpus Christi Food Pantry is very grateful for all the wonderful volunteers and donors.