SJD Staff and Parishioners...

---- ECHOS FOOD DRIVE EVENT POSTPONED ----

WITH A STAY-AT-HOME ORDER BEING ISSUED THIS MORNING, TUESDAY MARCH 24TH, IT SEEMS APPROPRIATE TO POSTPONE THE FOOD DRIVE FOR ECHOS. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO ECHOS ONLINE: DONATE NOW

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE CITY AND THE WORLD

THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AS SOON AS CIRCUMSTANCES PERMIT TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THOSE STRUGGLING WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PANDEMIC

The Rev. Greg Buffone, Assistant to the Rector, St. John the Divine



Volunteers:
  • Runners - to individually take items from donors who will stay in their car.
  • Sorters – to assemble individual items into full “boxes” for families in Sumners Hall with appropriate “social distancing” in place
  • Drivers – to drive boxes to ECHOS in the afternoon (SUV is helpful)
  • Volunteers must present at least 15 min before the event for orientation - Use this link to sign-up: Volunteer Registration
Donors:
  • Please see the list of items needed below; full boxes are much appreciated, but individual items are welcome as well.Do not bring items other than those listed below, please.
  • Items must be deliverd in boxes or bags; if you have extra empty boxes and bags, those will also be appreciated for transporting goods
  • Please note that it would be nice to include a homemade inspiring card and/or bible verse with your donation
  • Drive to the “Welcome Center” located on the circular drive, enter from River Oaks Blvd; please remain in your call and a runner will retrieve the items from your trunk or cargo area
  • Please respect the need to pratice social distancing at all times
ECHOS FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:
HUNKER DOWN AND BE SAFE IN A BAG/BOX LIST
  • 1 can green beans
  • 1 can tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 1 Package stuffing mix
  • 1 Package pasta
  • 1 Can beans
  • 1 Can chicken broth or soups
  • 3 Cans of tuna or chicken
  • 1 Package dehydrated mashed potatoes
  • 1 1lb bag of rice
  • 1 Can Corn
  • 1 box of cereal
  • 1 Can fruit or fruit cocktail
  • 1 Package cake mix and frosting
  • 1 1lb bag of dried beans
OTHER PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS TO CONSIDER
  • Diapers sizes 4,5,6
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bleach
  • Feminine Napkins
  • Soap
  • Laundry soap

* Boxes and Bags * Personal Note/Bible Verse to families

* Coloring Books/crayons, kids toys, educational toys to include in the boxes for those families with kids


If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:10-11