Bethesda Food Bank

Donations containers consist of a wicker basket in the Narthex and a clear plastic box on the counter in our kitchen.

These special donations can be made the whole month. In addition to our donations of non-perishable food items we were told that there is also a need each month for non-food related items, such as laundry detergent, dish soap, paper products (tissues, toilet paper, paper towels), and toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant). All donated items must:

• Be non-perishable.

• Have original manufacturer’s label.

• Be free from obvious defect/contamination

We cannot accept the following:

*Homemade goods or canned items

*Prescription drugs

*Any items that has been opened or if the seal is broken.

The number of people who access the Lower Burrell Community Food Bank has increased. It is important that the people of Bethesda continue to support the food bank.

Our Area Food Bank which is managed by St. Margaret Mary’s Church. This Food Bank was organized over 25 years ago to help meet the needs of the less fortunate in our community. It serves the residents of Lower Burrell and Upper Burrell and its parishioners. Clients must meet certain guidelines.


Each month 25-50 volunteers unload the delivery truck and break down the food in portions for each household. Clients are provided with food each month along with your donations.  If you have any questions as to how you can help the ministry or how you can become a recipient, please call the parish office at: