It’s that time of year again! Catholic Charities is gearing up for their St. Patrick’s Day Box Lunch Sale on Wednesday, March 17.
This annual fundraiser is a Flint tradition, offering a box lunch featuring a sandwich, stacked high with corned beef and Swiss on rye, chips, coleslaw, a pickle and treat – all for only $8. Drive-thru pick up is between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in front of Catholic Charities main office at 901 Chippewa Street, behind St. Michael Parish in Flint. There will be a limited number of lunches available on Wednesday for people who haven’t preordered so get there early!
“Catholic Charities’ St. Patrick’s Day Sale has been a tradition for many years in our community,” says Vicky Schultz, President and CEO of Catholic Charities.
“Whether they are Irish or not, people look forward to the delicious corned beef sandwiches and homemade coleslaw, as well as helping a good cause,” Schultz added. “The event is close to our hearts here at Catholic Charities because our campus is in the former St. Michaels School, across the street from St. Michaels Church which dates to 1834, when five Irish Catholic families began holding prayer services on the site. It seems only fitting that we celebrate St. Patrick’s day!”
Proceeds from the box lunch sale benefit Catholic Charities’ meal programs including the Center for Hope Soup Kitchen, the North End Soup Kitchen (NESK), and the South Flint Soup Kitchen, as well as Catholic Charities’ sack lunch program. The Sack Lunch Program prepares and distributes sack lunches to My Brother’s Keeper. In 2020 Catholic Charities made 180,277 meals for those in need. They also distributed 6,997 boxes of fresh produce. By purchasing your lunch with us this St. Patrick’s Day, Flint residents are literally putting food on the table for someone in need.
“We can’t believe how much the community gets behind this fundraiser,” says John Manse, Director of Community Services at Catholic Charities.
“We weren’t even sure if we should have it this year due to COVID-19, but the community response to this fundraiser has been tremendous,” Manse added. “Everyone needs to eat lunch; So why not make your lunch count! The money we take in makes a such a big difference for the people we serve each day. We are very grateful for the outpouring of support,”