Food Drive at Church of Assumption assist local food pantries

NORWALK—On a beautiful Corpus Christi morning, the Brothers of Knights of Columbus Westport Council 3688 and members of councils which make up Bishop Fenwick 4th Degree Assembly 100 hosted a drive-through food drive benefitting the St. Vincent DePaul and St. Philip Church food pantries. Two pick-up trucks and two cars were filled. This drive helped to re-stock these food pantries which have been serving hundreds of families every week during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our Founder, Michael J. McGivney would be pleased to see the Knights of Columbus in action working as a team to help our families in need of food by assisting the parish pantries at St. Philip’s and St. Vincent DePaul. We are very grateful to our pastor, Father Cyrus, his staff; our councils in Assembly 100 and our District Deputy George Ribellino who was a huge help in pulling it all together,” said Westport Council Grand Knight Bill Macnamara.

The council has assisted with other food drives since the start of the pandemic and after consulting the Church of the Assumption Pastor, Father Cyrus Bartolome decided to host a food drive with the help from Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100.

“My brother knights reflect the spirit of Father McGivney of fraternity, charity, and unity. There are so many people who are in need in our community and collecting food for needy really is putting faith into action. Thanks to the many parishioners and people from the community who donated food, gift cards and monetary donations,” said Church of the Assumption Pastor Father Cyrus Bartolome.

The Knights of Columbus are called to step into the breach and leave no neighbor behind—especially in this time of crisis. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, our duty is to lead our families, protect our parishes and serve our communities, remembering always that where there’s a need, there’s a Knight. Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson has challenged Knights to take this moment as an opportunity to deepen the commitment to the very principles which define the Order: charity, unity and fraternity.

Westport Council 3688 will host more food drives during the summer in continuing to assist those in need.