The Tosa Community Food Pantry has been in existence since 1983. The primary purpose of the pantry is to collect and distribute food to feed the needy in and around Wauwatosa. The pantry is housed in St. Bernard’s Church and is open two days each week--Mondays from 1 - 3 PM and Saturdays from 9 - 11 AM. It serves an average of 125 families, or 275 individuals each month, with the help of approximately 50 volunteers.
St. Pius X has supported the pantry in variety of ways since the pantry’s inception. There are regular food drives throughout the year where parishioners can bring non-perishable food items to St. Pius X for delivery to the Food Pantry. Outside of the formal food drives, donations can also be brought to the parish on a weekly basis and will be delivered to the pantry. Additionally, the parish provides regular financial and volunteer support.
Volunteer opportunities include staffing the pantry on days it’s open, shopping locally for food, unloading large deliveries, stocking pantry shelves, fund raising, and sponsoring fund raising events. If you’re looking to get involved feel free to reach out to Jennifer Boettcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.