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“There are many of our neighbors that are in need and sometimes that need is hidden. We really work as a community to support our most vulnerable.”

For ten years, the youth of St. Eleanor’s Youth Ministry Program have been doing a food drive on Superbowl Weekend to support our community!


How wonderful this is!

Next weekend, February 1 & 2, these youth will gather together for a weekend of collecting, sorting, and boxing food to be delivered to FOUR different local food pantries:

  • St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry at St. Eleanor Parish in Collegeville
    St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry at St. Mary Parish in Schwenksville
  • Spring-Ford Project Outreach in Royersford
  • The Daily Bread Food Pantry

Matt Kirsch, Director of Youth Ministry at St. Eleanor’s said of the experience, “Working with our teens is just heart-warming to me.” He has worked with many of these youth for multiple years now, watching them grow in their love for serving and helping others!

If you would like to help, please feel free to use grocery bags, reusable bags, or boxes from your home to deliver your donations.

Donations can be made:

Monday, January 27 through Friday, January 31: 630am – 9pm

Saturday, February 1: 3pm – 5pm

Sunday, February 2 from 7am – 1pm

Please drop your donations in the lobby of St. Eleanor’s at 647 Locust Street, Collegeville. (During the day on Saturday and Sunday, there will be youth available to help unload donations!)

Anyone desiring to make a bulk donation is requested to please contact Matt Kirsch directly at:

Suggested Donations:
Canned Fruit
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Canned Meats (Tuna, Chili, etc.)
Canned Meals (Stews, Beef-A-Roni, etc.)
Desserts and Snacks
Boxed Pancake Mix and Syrup
Juice, Coffee, and Tea
Condiments (Ketchup, Salad Dressings, Mayonnaise, etc.)
Macaroni and Cheese
Boxed Cereal
Spaghetti Sauce
Canned Vegetables

As always, thank you. Thank you so much for being a community that comes together to help support and care for our most vulnerable


Adult Gloves & Hats Needed!

My daffodils are confused and have started to peak up in my yard with this warm snap we’ve been having! However, Saturday brings SNOW and more normal January temperatures! With this colder weather, we are more aware of a community need:

Adult-sized: Gloves, Hats, and Socks

Before I go any further …

THANK YOU! Thank you so much for all that you do to help our community’s most needy!

Many of you generously give these items for our children and we are so grateful! We have plenty for the little ones! However, we have many hard-working adults who need good quality warm clothing for this colder time of year!

If you are able, please consider donating high quality, warm gloves for an adult—the ones at the dollar store are quick and easy, but they do not provide enough warmth for cold weather!

If you are just too busy to stop by, consider Amazon-ing them to us! Just type in our address as the delivery location!

3938B Ridge Pike, Collegeville, PA 19426

As always, thank you so much for your generous support and help! We simply could not meet these needs without each of you and your generous hearts!

Keep warm!

Food Drive TOMORROW!

308 children a month depend on our pantry.

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 16) please come out to Wal-mart on Trooper Road between 9am and 2pm to drop by a donation for The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry!

Without your donations, our shelves will be bare!

We need:

-Canned Items: fruit, vegetables, soups, tomato products, pasta (ravioli, spaghetti, etc.)

-Cereal: instant oatmeal, boxed cereals, cereal bars

-Snack Foods: Chips, cookies, cake mixes


(*These are items that cannot be purchased using food stamps!*)

Laundry soap

Dish soap

Personal care items: shaving cream, razors, feminine hygiene products, deodorant

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Cleaning Products

These are priority needs! Every single donation will be appreciated and used to bless the average 267 local families we serve monthly!

This particular food drive benefiting The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry has been an annual event sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since 2012.

As a member of this congregation, it has been a fun experience for our family to participate in this event each year. With my four children, we have shivered in the cold, handing out lists of needed items to shoppers as they enter the store. We have loaded and unloaded donations in and out of cars and trucks.

By far, one of our favorite ways to participate is when we take the donated bags and sort them into the various categories: cereal, canned fruit, diapers, and personal care items. My youngest was only 6 years old for the first food drive and she LOVED to sort everything and to run it to the correct crate for repackaging!

The end of the drive has everyone who owns a truck or who can borrow a truck helping to load the donations to take them from our church building to the pantry, where more volunteers wait to help unload.

Everyone helps and every single donation to the pantry helps fill a local need. Please consider stopping by tomorrow to help fill our empty shelves!

Thank you so much!

Forty Families

We need 40 more Thanksgiving boxes in the next

… otherwise 40 local families will go hungry on Thanksgiving.

Our community is so kind and supportive—reaching out when a fire destroys a family’s home. Searching for weeks and even months when a family’s dog is missing. Donating time and money to help pay crushing medical bills. Please, can we reach a little deeper and make sure that these forty families have something to eat this Thanksgiving?

I know you are busy. Please make the time.

By noon, Tuesday, November 26th, we need to have something to offer every hungry family that comes. Please help support those who are struggling.

Click on the link below to see what exactly is needed for a Thanksgiving box and for details regarding where to drop it off and who to contact.

Thank you. Thank you for acting on your generous impulse and helping! I promise, as you sit overstuffed on Thanksgiving day, wondering if you can find room for more pie, you will be happier knowing that you have helped someone else enjoy a day of plenty.

Thanksgiving For the Hungry

Put together a boxed Thanksgiving dinner to feed a hungry family.

You can start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action.”

~ Nelson Madela

This time of year, when we celebrate so many good things in our lives: family, friends, and warm homes, we see the needs of others and want to do more—to make the world a better place. But this time of year also means that we are pulled in twenty different directions at one time and, although we wish we could do more for others, we just … can’t.

Or can we? Did you know that last year The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry donated more than 230 turkey dinners to local needy families? Each and every one of these dinners was DONATED!

This is how you can help—this is how you can get your kids/grandkids to help others! Get them involved with making a difference! And, the best part? It doesn’t take but a little bit of planning on your part.

First, contact The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry (610-489-5540) and let them know what size dinner you’d like to donate.

Next, you need a box with a lid. I had my husband grab an empty one from his office’s printing room, as they always have several sitting around.

Then either make a grocery visit solely for this purpose, or just add these items on to your regular grocery shopping list.

1-2 Person Thanksgiving Boxed Dinner:

  • 1 grocery gift-card to cover the cost of a turkey/turkey breast
  • Potatoes/boxed potatoes
  • Jar of gravy/gravy mix
  • 1 box stuffing mix
  • 1 can cranberry sauce
  • 1 can yams
  • 2 cans of different kinds of vegetables
  • Boxed bread mix/dinner roll mix
  • 1 pound of butter
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • Juice
  • Dessert (jar/can of filling with a pie crust mix)

Now this is just for a basic dinner, you are welcome to add to this dinner what you’d like. Because I’m super frugal, I bought Wegman’s store brands whenever I could and the total came out to only $31.29! An entire Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 1-2 people for what I’d pay to take my kids on a Wawa run! Add in some fun dinner napkins, tablecloth, and plastic cutlery from the Dollar Store and you’ve made their donated dinner into something a bit more festive!

If you are one of those lovely generous souls who want to do something more, perhaps double the amounts of everything above and give to a family of 3-4, add in a bit more for a family of 5-6 or 7-8 or even give enough to feed a family of 9 or more! Our community needs boxed dinners of all sizes, all help is welcomed!

After you have assembled your donated box or boxes, please label them with the size of family the dinner is intended for.

Then please bring them by the pantry at 3938B Ridge Pike, Collegeville BEFORE noon on Tuesday, 26th November.

Each needy family signs up ahead of time to receive their box. Last year, our families simply drove around the food pantry in a giant ‘U’ formation, in two lanes—each family receiving their dinner from a volunteer who ran it right up to their car! The love and support of our local community is truly an amazing thing to see in action!

If you’ve donated to this cause in the past, please consider doing so again—we need your support!

If you have always wanted to help, we hope this is an easy way for you & your family to give.

As always, thank you so much for being a part of our community!

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