Catholic Charities sponsors new SVdP Personal Essentials Pantry in Monroe

St. Vincent de Paul of Monroe held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their Personal Essentials Pantry on June 3, which provides “hygiene items necessary for healthy living” to Green County residents in need of assistance.

Fr. Tafadzwa Kushamba of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Parish joined the event and blessed the pantry.

The Personal Essential Pantry is located at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 501 1st Ave., Monroe, and is open on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 8-10 a.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. The pantry is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Madison; Pepartnership, Inc.; Knights of Columbus; Alliant Energy Foundation; and Colony Brands Foundation.

An essentials pantry operates in the same way a community food bank does, except it distributes items considered necessary for healthy living, including personal care and household items such as facial tissue, bar soap, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, razors, household cleaners, dish soap, laundry detergent and paper towels.

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