Forty Cans for Lent benefits Emmaus Ministries

The Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council #4123 at St. George Church continued its Lenten tradition of almsgiving at Emmaus Soup Kitchen with its “Forty Cans for Lent” food drive. On Wednesday morning, John Curtin, financial secretary of the Holy Trinity Council, along with other members, delivered 800 pounds of food to the soup kitchen.

Ranging from cans of pasta sauce to soup, vegetables to tuna, Curtin said, “The parish really stepped up to the plate to support this project.” Part of an international effort, the “Forty Cans for Lent” food drive serves needs predominantly in the United States and Canada. “We ask parishioners to donate forty cans of food in conjunction with the forty days of Lent. We advertise in our bulletin in the weeks leading up and are able to support our own St. George Food Pantry as well.”

Holy Trinity Council #4123 has spearheaded this project since 2011 with Michael Marcin, the Grand Knight taking the lead. John Curtin added, “Emmaus does such a wonderful job serving its mission. We are grateful to help.”

Photo: Holy Trinity Council #4123 delivers cans to Emmaus Soup Kitchen.