The St. Barbara Food Pantry was founded in 1980 by the St. Barbara Pastoral Care office, specifically Sister Margaret Halligan, CSJ, to answer a growing need for services in our area.
St. Barbara is an agency of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and therefore donations are tax deductible by individuals.
We provide emergency meals and supplemental food to families seeking help, with special attention given to expectant mothers, children and infants, as well as senior citizens. Special food baskets are provided for Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, allowing families to celebrate the holidays, in spite of their economic circumstances. We convert cash donations to grocery certificates from our local grocer, Tischler’s Foods, so families can purchase fresh food and dairy. We also provide access to school supplies, clothing, and fresh produce as available.
The Pastoral Care office also serves to re-allocating supplies to those who need assistance, and coordinates an “Adopt a Child for Christmas” program.
It is only with the help from generous and caring people that we are able to continue to minister to the needs of so many, who are experiencing difficult times and are seeking our help, especially during holiday seasons.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:
We ask that you bring identification and have a real need for the services provided. It is only with the help from generous and caring people that we are able to continue to minister to the needs of so many who are seeking our help in these difficult economic times.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE?
Be a part of our parish ministry! We welcome and accept non-perishable food and monetary donations at any time either on Monday’s at the Food Pantry or at the Parish Office, 4008 Prairie Ave. Brookfield. Food donations of non-perishable goods can also be dropped off in the family room at St Barbara Church during weekend masses.
The St. Barbara Food Pantry is located at: map
9300 W. 47th St
Brookfield, IL. 60513
Open on Mondays by appointments ONLY. Call 708-295-7336.