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CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
Kilian Cupboard Ministry Precautions

The Food Pantry will be open March 18 and that is all we currently know.
Fellowship Dinners and Kilian Care services are suspended until further notice.
Please click here for complete details from Father Bober.



The Kilian Cupboard

Pope Francis has repeatedly challenged all of us to leave the comfort of our homes, rectories, sacristies and offices and encounter those in need. For the Pope, those "in need" are those searching for the basic necessities of life as well as those searching for meaning and human fellowship in their lives. In addition to the ways Saint Kilian Parish already supports parishioners and neighbors, we are happy to respond to Pope Francis' call with the founding of The Kilian Cupboard, initially offering Food Pantry and Fellowship Dinner ministries. The Kilian Cupboard is a ministry and outreach of Saint Kilian ParishSaint Vincent De Paul (Saint Kilian Conference), and and the Knights of Columbus Saint Kilian Council #14807.

For more information on The Kilian Cupboard or to volunteer,  please Saint Kilian Parish at 724.625.1665 x.2108 or email us at cupboard@saintkilian.org.

about the cupboardOur Ministry, Service
and Team
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the food pantryAssisting Neighbors
in Need

fellowship dinners Simple, Weekly
Meals for All

Kilian care Cosmetics & Personal Care Products for All

help and volunteerWays to Help and Serve



About the Kilian Cupboard

In th Fall of 2013, Saint Kilian Parish, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society (Saint Kilian Council) and the Knights of Columbus (Saint Kilian Conference) opened the doors to the Kilian Cupboard as an outreach to the community and as a direct response to Pope Francis's exhortation to "go out into the margins."

This ministry is not in any way a fundraising effort or a means to increase the parish community and consists of Fellowship Dinners and a Food Pantry Service. This project also provides direct community service opportunities for families, parishioners and other local individuals looking for a way to help their immediate community.

The operation of the Food Pantry and the Fellowship Dinners operate under separate organizational structures and work forces and are separate ministries of the outreach ministry of The Kilian Cupboard. These services are provided to anyone who may benefit from them. There are no "strings" (such as mandatory prayers, Bible readings during meals, etc.) - any evangelization will be Spirit-filled outgrowth from the service itself.

Location
The Kilian Cupboard is located at the Saint Kilian Parish Hall in Mars, PA at Clark and Cherry Streets inside the former Saint Kilian Parish Church (GPS: 205 Clark Street, Mars, PA).



Food Pantry

The Kilian Cupboard Food Pantry is not a Food Bank and therefore not supported by any government affiliated agency. Rather, this is a ministry providing food to assist neighbors in need according to established guidelines. The Kilian Cupboard Food Pantry operates on the generosity of parishioners and friends and is led by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Saint Kilian Conference.

The Food Pantry is open each Wednesday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and is located at 205 Clark Street, Mars, PA 16046 in the former Saint Kilian Parish Church building.

Additional Information:


Fellowship Dinners - All are Welcome!

Kilian Cupboard Fellowship Dinners provide simple meals once a week for anyone wishing to attend. If you are in need of fellowship, a good meal or simply would like to join us for dinner, you are more than welcome! Dinner is served on Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm - 6:00pm at the Saint Kilian Fellowship Hall located at Clark and Cherry Street in Mars.

These dinners are provided by the generosity of volunteers, parishioners and friends. There are no strings attached, no speeches to listen to and no evangelization. Rather, dinner is served and enjoyed in the fellowship of volunteers and their families. The Saint Kilian Parish nursing ministry will be on hand to provide health information and blood pressure screening as requested.

Click Here for a Kilian Cupboard Fellowship Dinner Flyer


Kilian Care - Cosmetics and Personal Care Items for All

Kilian Care is a new sub-ministry of the Kilian Cupboard orgnaized and run by teenage parishioners of Saint Kilian Parish and North Catholic High School students that provides new and lightly used cosmetics and personal care items to those shopping at our Food Pantry or attending a Fellowship Dinner.

We are Looking for Donations - What's In Your Bathroom Cabinets?
As we all know, beauty and personal care products can get expensive, and it's a shame to throw away something you didn't personally love or need when someone else in need in our community could be enjoying it!

Beginning April 6, new and gently used products can be placed in the gray collection baskets at both North Catholic High School and at Saint Kilian Parish Church (in the vestibule by the Food Pantry collection shelves). Our teen volunteers will collect the items, ensure they meet our safety requirements (below) and clean those spouts, sharpen those eyeliner pencils, and give everything a sanitizing alcohol swipe before distribution to the Kilian Cupboard ministries.

  • Makeup Donations
    *We accept lightly used products, but only from the following categories: powder eye shadows, powder blush, bronzers and highlighters, eye and lip liner pencils (but only the kind you can sharpen), liquid foundations in airless pump containers, and squeeze tube foundations. Anything else must be new (especially mascara, lip stick and gloss).

  • Personal Care Product Donations (Skin Care, Deodorant, and Hair Products)
    *Anything that comes in a tub or jar must be new.
    *Used products that come in pumps, tubes, and bottles are welcome.

  • Perfumes and Body Spray
    *Products that have atomizers/sprays that cannot be unscrewed or removed can be used. All others must be new.

  • Travel Sizes
    *Yes Please! If you have a drawer full, we are happy to have them!

  • Hair Dryers, Flat Irons, Curling Irons, etc.
    Again, yes please!

Thank you for donating and helping others in our community feel clean, confident and well put together! If you have questions about Kilian Care or would like to get involved, please contact our teens at kiliancare@saintkilian.org.

Help, Donate or Volunteer!

It takes many people, time and donated items to run the Kilian Cupboard and serve the many families in need that visit us weekly. Please note that all volunteers 18 years and older are required to have clearances. To check on clearance status or for help obtaining your clearances, please contact Jo Scheller at jscheller@saintkilian.org.

Click on the links below for this week's donation wish list and other ways to help.

Food Pantry Donations and Current Wish List Items

This week we are most in need of the following items listed below. Donations may be left in the Saint Kilian Parish Church Vestibule located at 7076 Franklin Road in Cranberry.

  • Rice Sides
  • Juice
  • Crackers
  • Boxed Potatoes (No Mashed)
  • Salad Dressings
Fellowship Dinner Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to assist with our weekly Fellowship Dinners. Volunteer opportunities are now online, hosted through Volunteer Spot. On the Volunteer Spot website, you are able to view all volunteer opportunities, read a job description of each (also listed below), see what dates and times help is needed and pick your spots. We invite you to click here to sign up for your assignment today!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Kilian Care Wish List Items

What's In Your Bathroom Cabinets?
As we all know, beauty and personal care products can get expensive, and it's a shame to throw away something you didn't personally love or need when someone else in our community could be enjoying it! Donations can be dropped off in the labeled gray baskets at both North Catholic High School and at Saint Kilian Parish Church in the vestibule by the Food Pantry collection shelves. Please follow the guidelines below when making your donation:

  • Makeup Donations
    *We accept lightly used products, but only from the following categories: powder eye shadows, powder blush, bronzers and highlighters, eye and lip liner pencils (but only the kind you can sharpen), liquid foundations in airless pump containers, and squeeze tube foundations. Anything else must be new (especially mascara, lip stick and gloss).
  • Personal Care Product Donations (Skin Care, Deodorant, and Hair Products)
    *Anything that comes in a tub or jar must be new.
    * Used products that come in pumps, tubes, and bottles are welcome.
  • Perfumes and Body Spray
    *Products that have atomizers/sprays that cannot be unscrewed or removed can be used. All others must be new.
  • Travel Sizes
    *Yes Please! If you have a drawer full, we are happy to have them!
Food Pantry Volunteers

We Can't Do it Without You!
Volunteer opportunities are now online, hosted through Volunteer Spot. On the Volunteer Spot website, you are able to view all volunteer opportunities, read a job description of each (also listed below), see what dates and times help is needed and pick your spots. We invite you to click here to sign up for your assignment today!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com  

Job Descriptions

  • Client Intake/Checkout Advocate
    Individual(s) responsible for welcoming all new clients and completing the St. Kilian Food Pantry Registration Form. Once the form is completed, both a paper and electronic file will be established for each client and client files will be updated with each additional visit. (Days duties to be performed: Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm). 

    *This position requires Safe Environment certification.

  • Client Assist Position
    Individual(s) to assist clients in locating pantry items and fill-out the pre-printed itemized product checklist spreadsheet, as to the kind and # of pantry items given to client. Duties include frequent bending and repeated lifting up to 20lbs. Can be involved in assisting client with the loading of their vehicle. (Days duties to be performed: Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. 

    *This position requires Safe Environment certification.