For many years, Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry has been a resource to clients in Balm, Wimauma, and Sun City Center. “We are now in a position to serve clients in Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, and Gibsonton as well,” says director Tom Bullaro.
“Thanks to the generosity of so many individuals, supermarkets and other vendors, we are usually able to provide our registered clients with a wide variety of food required for good health. We have more than enough to share more widely at this time.”
On one recent Saturday, for example, Bullaro pointed to the foods being loaded into our clients’ cars — foods in every food group from fresh produce to dairy to meats and more.
One volunteer is placing an overflowing banana box of canned goods and other non-perishables into a client’s trunk. It probably weighs 35 pounds or more, says Bullaro. Meanwhile, a second volunteer is carrying a big box of fresh fruits and vegetables. Another helper carries a bag of onions and a bag of potatoes. Another person places eggs and milk into the trunk. Yet another carries a box of frozen butter, juice, meats and poultry. Finally, a woman brings over extra bread, along with several big desserts.
If you wish to register as one of our regular clients, and live in one of the towns named above, kindly bring your ID/driver’s license and come see us on Saturday. We are open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Our Lady’s Pantry is located at 16650 U.S. Highway 301 South, just south of
“We look forward to seeing you one day,” says Bullaro.