Each Christmas season, Redeemer families generously contribute over 200 food baskets to local needy families and help bring cheer to our community. This program, supported by our outreach committee, provides food for community groups we work with throughout the year, such as ElderNet and St. Barnabas Mission. Outreach grocery shopping provides an easy, inexpensive way to involve yourself in the joy of bringing a meal to someone who otherwise would not be able to afford traditional holiday food. For parishioners with young children, it provides a chance for kids to go shopping for the groceries, and gives families the opportunity to discuss how rewarding it is to help others.
Beginning the week of Thanksgiving, shopping bags will be available with a recommended list of groceries. (The list is also available on our website.) Please shop, fill the bag and return to the parish house no later than December 16. Only non-perishable items are needed; the church will provide the turkey or ham and fresh produce. The bags will be available for pick-up in the narthex and the church office. Please take as many as you can fill and return!
If you have any questions, or are available to help deliver the food please, contact Jay Einspanier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are especially needed the morning of December 17 to deliver the food.
Click here for directions and shopping list for the Christmas Baskets.
Click here for a copy of the Christmas Baskets section of the 2014 Annual Report.