Donations to Our Lady's Pantry for food are especially appreciated at this time because we used to get most of our food from Feeding Tampa Bay at reduced prices. Ever since food prices have been soaring in recent months, however, Feeding Tampa Bay has been sharing what food they have among hundreds of pantries, so there is less for us. This means we must purchase much of our food from local supermarkets at a higher price.
At the same time, we have more clients coming for food than we did in the past. We are also registering clients in seven towns, instead of three. Further, we care for pockets of veterans and the homeless as far away as Tampa.
Much of our funding for Our Lady’s Pantry comes from monthly Project Hunger collections at Our Lady of Guadalupe and Prince of Peace. These small donations, multiplied many times over from countless individuals helps to keep our shelves, cooler, and freezer filled with food. Thanks, also, to the generosity of countless individuals and groups throughout the community and beyond, our doors have always remained open every week for 22 years. When gifts are made specifically for food, we always use that gift for food. Monetary gifts are also appreciated to be used for operational costs to keep our lights on and our trucks running and filled with fuel.
We regret that we are unable to accept online donations at this time, but checks are always welcome. If you wish to send us a check, kindly make it out to Our Lady's Pantry and mail it to: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Migrant Mission; 16650 U.S. Highway 301 South; Wimauma, Fl. 33598. Please see: https://www.ourladyspantry.com/can-you-help/share-your-treasure/ for more details.
Thank you for helping us to help others! We like to think our clients are at peace knowing we are here, and that we care. 🍎
Tom Bullaro, Director
"There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread." Mahatma Gandhi