Providence Food Pantry to celebrate 25 years
On Sunday, Sept. 22, Providence Food Pantry, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, will celebrate 25 years of loving service to residents in the West Terre Haute area.
Persons of all faith traditions are invited to the pantry, located at 701 W. National Ave., West Terre Haute, from 2 to 4 p.m., for an open house. All are invited to come and see what pantry director Sister Joseph Fillenwarth said “what the West Terre Haute community is providing for those needing a helping hand at this time.”
Sister Joseph said the pantry served more than 4,000 families and 16,000 individuals in 2018.
“This is accomplished by all volunteers and donations from a loving and generous community – especially the Helping Hands, nine local churches and local organizations who support our pantry,” Sister Joseph said.
For example, Sister Joseph said the Young’s Men’s Club of West Terre Haute has supported the pantry since its inception and offered $3,000 for the walk-in freezer and cooler used at the facility.
“It shows what can be done if we put our trust in the Providence of our providing God and minister together as a loving and caring community,” Sister Joseph added.
Providence Food Pantry is open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., every Thursday of each month.
For more information, call Sister Joseph at 812-535-2544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Sisters of Providence
The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.