St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Robottom & Staff Donate Canned Goods to Local Food Pantry

Robottom & Staff Donate Canned Goods to Local Food Pantry

Monday, November 23, 2015

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH -   Parish President Natalie Robottom and her administration recently delivered over 880 lbs. of canned goods to the St. John Ministry of Care to assist those in need this Thanksgiving.

Residents, festival goers, Parish officials and staff donated hundreds of canned goods Friday night during the annual Andouille Festival $1 night.  The non-perishable foods were sorted and packed for delivery to benefit more than 100 families.

“I am very pleased with the number of canned goods received at the festival and assure all that their contributions are going to make the holidays brighter for some St. John families,” said Parish President Robottom. “I would like to give a special thank you to those who donated for your generosity.”  

Parish officials and employees will also team up again this year to assemble holiday food baskets for families in need during the holidays.

The St. John Ministry of Care (MOC) is a United Way agency who primarily provides financial assistance to St. John residents with purchasing food or paying rent, mortgage, and utilities.  In addition to these services, the MOC keeps a food bank stocked to help those in need.  If you are in need of assistance this year or would like to donate food items, please contact the St. John Ministry of Care.

St. John Ministry of Care
217 West 5th Street
LaPlace, LA
Wednesday & Friday - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.