Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep Update

There will not be a Feed My Sheep Bake Sale in 2021.

The Spring Bake Sale 2021 was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. It had been hoped that the bake sale could be held in October of 2021. This plan has also been canceled. At this point, donations are being accepted and Feed My Sheep has become a "Bakeless Bake Sale".

Bakeless Bake Sale was planned for fall of 2021. It was decided not to hold an in-person bake sale due to the continued threat from the coronavirus. Donations from businesses, groups and individuals were accepted. Baaag Lunch Day was scheduled for Friday, November 5, 2021, "bagging" over $6,000.

Fund-raising efforts brought in $24,500 to be shared by food pantries in the central and northern portions of St. Francois County.

The St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry was awarded a check to $8,820 from the proceeds.

Thank you to all who participated.

2019 Check Presentations on May 10, 2019.

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.

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.