Can you help feed our neighbors — by sharing your time?

“It requires a considerable effort to run Our Lady's Pantry," says Anita Bullaro, co-director of Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry, along with her husband Tom.  “We are currently in need of more helpers who can commit to us for three or more hours a week.

“We already have a number of amazing volunteers, who have been with us for five, 10, and even 15 years” says Bullaro.  “But many of these individuals are growing older.  Increasingly, they are experiencing health problems and disabilities that seriously limit what they can do and how often they can work.“

Man and two women standing in front of boxes of food

Among the many new helpers responding to our need are Helen DeStefano and Marie Petroro (right), pictured here with with Paddy Cooney, a long-time member of our Pantry family.

More than anything, we need some young men and women to assist in providing some food relief for the poor among us,” she says.

“Volunteers, who may be bilingual and able to communicate with our Latino families, would be especially helpful on Saturday mornings.”

If you would like some more information about helping out, just stop in some Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday morning, and ask for her, Bullaro says.  Meet the rest of the Pantry family and have a look around.  Or check out our Web site at:

Our Lady's Pantry is located in front of the classroom building on the far right-hand corner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Migrant Mission at: 16650 U.S. Highway 301 South; Wimauma.

"We could never do this work without our many helpers,” Bullaro says.  “If you could lend a hand, that would be grand."