St. Christopher Parish Outreach

Parish Outreach is a Christ-centered ministry that serves low-income & needy families from our local community and also, the greater WNY and global communities.  We provide for the material needs of our families when assisting them, but more importantly, we encourage our families to feel the presence of God's love in their lives.

Parish Outreach has served the low-income & needy families of WNY & Nicaragua for over 27 years.  Our program includes a Food Pantry & Clothes Closet:

    Over 50 volunteers, ages 14-93 work at Outreach during the course of the year including Community Service students from the local high schools.

        The Food Pantry serves ~95 families per month comprised of families from the 14228 & part of 14150 zip codes.

    The Clothes Closet will register about 600 families this year.  We serve families in zip codes that surround the 14150 area.  Families can visit the Clothes Closet one time per month.

    Our Nicaragua Missions work includes packing about 2,000 boxes that are transported to Nicaragua via a semi-truck container.  Our projects for Nicaragua include Hygiene Bundles, Baby Bundles, and sending money with Ann Marie to purchase animals likes cows, chickens, pigs and also, providing money to sponsor a teacher and student's tuition.
    
    Special Outreach Projects during the year include Baby Bundles for infants; our beautiful Christmas Room where over 500 specialty baskets are prepared and our families can select one for their families, and the Christmas Wish Tree which provides toys/gift cards for families with children.
 

DONATIONS . . .

×  Monetary donations are greatly appreciated!  They help us to purchase food and assist us with other special needs of our families.

×   Food donations assist us with keeping our pantry shelves stocked during the year.  Food can be dropped off in the barrel in the Narthex of the church.

×   Material donations are accepted year round and can be dropped off into the shed outside our offices.

       We accept all household items like dishes, glasses, pots/pans, small electric appliances, blankets, toys, clothing, and shoes.

 Receipts will be provided upon request.

Parish Outreach is located at the St. Edmund's Campus,

530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda, New York

(716) 564-9023

              Hours of Operation: Monday and Thursday - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM