Operation Appalachian Food Drive


Operation Appalachian food drive was a Huge success!

Thank you letter from Sister M. Fidelia of Jenkins, Kentucky:

Dear Friends in Christ,

Thank you very much for your generous offering of food to us for Jesus in the poorest of the poor. Thank you also for your selfless generosity in supporting us in our ministry to give joy to our friends who are less privileged. We recognize that this sharing is only possible because of your thoughtfulness. Surely Jesus will feel loved and will in turn bestow abundant graces and blessings on each one of you.

The kindness you have extended has reached all those whom we are ministering, so on behalf of our beloved friends we are deeply grateful for you.

Our grateful prayers extend to each one of you to all of your loved ones and family members.

Please pray for us. Thank you!

Sincerely in Jesus,
Sr. M. Fidelia

Thanks to everyone!. We will be gearing up for another run in November - we hope to put together Thanksgiving meals as well as food for the poor. Please take the time to view the wonderful photos that were taken - our photo pages can be found here:

Operation Appalachian Food Drive Photos

December 2013 Food Drive

December 2014 Food Drive

Special thanks to Muetzel plumbing for letting us use his warehouse and employees in this wonderful ministry of feeding the poorest of the poor.

Muetzel Plumbing and Heating
1661 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43212-2264
Att: Tom Muetzel
(614) 299-7700

Contact Tim McAndrew at 614-565-8654 or Bill Messick at 614-565-5241 if you need assistance with pick up.

We will leave Muetzel's in November for our second run and we hope to make this an on-going experience of love and charity. The donations will be taken once again to St. George Parish, c/o Father Santosh, 22 Dotty Lane, Jenkins, KY 41537.

What to bring:

  • Canned goods: meat, tuna, salmon, peanut butter (any canned foods high in protein)
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Canned tomato sauce or plastic jars of prego (glass jars tend to break while traveling and difficult for the Sisters to distribute)
  • Grape/ strawberry jam for the peanut butter
  • Chunky soups and stews
  • Beverages: tea, coffee, apple & fruit juices
  • Cereal, pasta, rice and grains
  • Flour, sugar and oil
  • Paper products: tissues, toilet paper, and paper towels
  • Laundry detergent,soaps, candles and some cleaning supplies

Donations are needed to cover the cost of gas and the rental expense of the 15 foot Uhaul truck and meals.

“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” Mother Teresa

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“Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.” Mother Teresa

Note: Missionaries of Charity have no affiliation with Laity For Mercy