St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters recognizes the demand of parents to provide toys and gifts to their children during the holiday season. Throughout the year, St. Francis collects and distributes toys and other children’s items to our partnering agencies. We also have a toy distribution during Annual Holiday Party. Consider hosting an in-office drive, sending items directly to our office or supporting our Amazon Wishlist.
Feeding underserved children by preparing and donating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
This Program helps children feel a sense of normalcy during the back-to-school season.
Our network of agencies is as diverse and varied as the NYC/tri-state community we serve. With each agency working to support its particular neighborhood, some may have different needs throughout the year. Our General Support program allows us work with them to determine and provide aid with their specific requests.
A luncheon that honors a distinguished group of women who are leaders in their careers and in their communities.
A full day to network while you play golf. You can compete in our golf tournament for fabulous prizes or enjoy the Pool Party!
During the holiday season, we plan our Annual Holiday Party. This program is a festive celebration filled with games, music, entertainment, warm meals, and toys for 300 children and their families experiencing food insecurity. This luncheon allows us to ease the burden of financially struggling families by providing a festive fun-filled day with warm meals, and holiday cheer.
To support this program volunteers can be ushers, food servers, event decorators and greeters or financial support can be provided via corporate sponsorships and donations to be posted seasonally or directly through our Amazon Wishlist.
St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters realizes that for parents it may be difficult to provide the basics needed for school aged children to return to school. We have been supporting our community over 10 years with our Back to School Program which includes an Annual Back to School Kick Off BBQ and School Supplies Giveaway. It is a fun filled afternoon provided with warm meals, backpacks filled with new school supplies, field day games, and arts & crafts. This program gives children the opportunity to escape from the stresses of poverty for a few hours and celebrate the new school year.
To support, individuals and companies can donate backpacks and school supplies as well as assemble and prepare those items for distribution. The Annual Back to School Kick Off BBQ and School Supplies Giveaway is also a sponsorship and volunteer opportunity.