Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep Meeting
The last meeting for Feed My Sheep 2019 will be Monday, March 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Ministry Center of the Desloge First Baptist Church.  We will meet upstairs.  Please use the entrance off of Harding St.

Please feel free to invite anyone who is interested in helping us in 2019.

For more information contact Jack and Liz Poston at 573-431-0391 (home), 573-747-3601 (Jack's Cell) or 573-701-5603 (Liz's Cell).

To speak with a representative from Immaculate Conception or St. John the Apostle please contact the Rectory Office at 573-431-2427 and ask for Brenda.

FEED MY SHEEP was established to financially help local food pantries. This project is similar to Farmington's Help the Hungry and Madison County's Feed the Families bake sales.  FEED MY SHEEP 2018 raised nearly $25,000 to help the food pantries in central and northern parts of St. Francois County.

Money raised will benefit the Immaculate Conception/St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry, the Elvin's Food Pantry, the House of Praise Food Pantry, the St. Joseph Bonne Terre/St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry and the Bismarck Church of God Food Pantry.  Proceeds will be divided proportionally according to the number of people using the food pantry according to East Missouri Action Agency records.

This year's event will be on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Desloge.  Churches throughout Park Hills, Desloge, Bonne Terre, Leadwood, and Bismarck and many business are all involved in making this event happen.

Baked goods, silent auction items, books, and items for the store may be dropped off at First Baptist Church, Desloge on Friday, April 12, 2019 between 4-7 p.m.  If you are not able to drop off during those times you may leave your donations at Immaculate Conception before then and someone will deliver them for you.  Please contact Brenda at 431-2427 or 358-7362 to make arrangements for dropping something off.

Total money raised on Saturday, March 24, 2018:  $24, 657.72 and counting!

Check presentations from money acquired through the Feed My Sheep Bake Sale were distributed to 5 food pantries on Thursday, April 12, 2018.  Gail Agers, SVDP Feed My Sheep Representative and Jessica Hawkins, SVDP President, Immaculate Conception Chapter, received a check for $6,048.00 in front of the East Missouri Action Facility in Park Hills.  This amount was based on the Immaculate Conception Food Pantry serving 25.2% of the total number of food pantry clients at the 5 food pantries.  The other 4 food pantries receiving proceeds from the Feed My Sheep Bake Sale were:  Church of God Food Pantry (Bismarck), Elvins Food Pantry (Park Hills), House of Praise Food Pantry (Desloge) and the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry located at St. Joseph Church (Bonne Terre).

What is Feed My Sheep?

Feed My Sheep is a community event being organized as a way to support our food pantries in the central and north end of St. Francois County.

Currently, a similar program called Feed the Hungry Bake Sale exists to provide financial support and public awareness for food pantries in the southern end of St. Francois County.  Feed My Sheep would provide similar assistance and public awareness for the rest of the county.  Food pantries which could expect to benefit are:  Elvins Food Pantry, House of Praise Food Pantry, the Immaculate Conception Food Pantry and the St. Joseph (Bonne Terre) Food Pantry.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see an event flyer.

Generalized Questions about the event?  Contact Jack and Elizabeth Poston at 431-0391.

Need more information on how to get involved and participate with Immaculate Conception Church or St. John the Apostle Church?  Contact Gail Agers at 573-631-9965 or Jessica Hawkins with the Immaculate Conception St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at 573-631-0011 or contact Brenda Carrow, parish secretary, during working hours at 573-431-2427 or after work at 573-358-7362.  Okay to leave a message on the machine, but please do not leave text messages.


Bake.  Each participating church is asked to bring at least 5 cakes and 5 pies.  Additionally a variety of other baked goods such as breads, cupcakes, pastries, cookies, etc. are needed. No store bought items accepted.  (Originally we thought Immaculate Conception/St. John the Apostle would have their own bread booth, but this was incorrect.)  See the sign-up sheet on our parish bulletin boards to sign up for specific items to bake.  Signing up is not absolutely necessary, but it is helpful to us.  Drop off information will be provided as soon as possible.  Or contact Gail or Brenda to have items picked up and delivered for you.)

Gift Baskets.  Themed baskets ranging in value from $25 to $100.  Pick a theme for your basket, arrange the items in a pleasing way, and wrap with a clear material such as cellophane.  All items must be new.

Shepherd's House.  Features all types of items--dry mixes including spiced tea and cocoa, cookie mixes in  a jar, dip mixes, Chex mix, handmade items such as aprons, pot holders, napkins, homemade pet treats, etc.

Holiday Wreaths and Centerpieces-Create a holiday wreath, centerpiece or other holiday decoration for the silent auction.

Hobby Items-Have a hobby?  Consider donating an item to the silent auction.

Book Store-Gently used books can be donated for the book table.

Volunteer-Workers needed for the day of the event as well as the Friday evening before.  Help needed for setting up before and cleaning up afterward.  Please let Gail Agers know if you plan to volunteer and she can let you know where you are needed.

Donate-Donations of services and merchandise for the silent auction.  Cash donations welcome as well.  Donations are tax deductible.

Attend!-Must have shoppers for this event to be successful!  This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on holiday food items buy some gifts and maybe treat yourself to something special.  Biscuits, sausage, and gravy will be available as well as coffee/tea so buyers can sit, talk, and enjoy a bakery item.

Pray-Please pray for God's will for the bake sale.

See additional sub-pages for even more information!

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