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Last Updated 2/3/2014

St. Anne's Parish Council 2329
 •348 N. G St.   •Porterville, CA. 93257  •(559) 853-1825

Days of Our Knights!

   Sir Knights Wally and Rudy doing what they do best at St. Anne's Food Pantry!


St. Anne's Food Bank

The Knights of Columbus Council #2329 substantially oversees the operations of the Saint Anne’s Food Pantry in Porterville, Ca.  The food pantry is a ministry of Saint Anne’s Parish established to serve the communities of Porterville and Springville by feeding the hungry, regardless of their religious affiliation.  It accomplishes the objective by providing supplemental grocery food commodities to individuals and families in need of emergency food assistance.  Distribution of food is conducted each Wednesday and Thursday morning.

During the 12 month period ending June 30, 2013, 30 members of Council #2329 volunteered 4,000 hours assisting 500 households per month through Saint Anne’s Food Pantry.  More than 2,000 additional volunteer hours are provided by other caring members of the community, most notably members of Catholic Daughters #1521.  The monetary requirements of the food pantry are mostly met by gracious contributions made by members of Saint Anne’s Parish.

Activities of the food pantry are ongoing 7 days a week in order to be prepared for the twice weekly food distribution.  All members of Knights Council #2329 are encouraged to examine their skills and abilities with a goal of committing their time and effort to further enhance the food pantry ministry.  Substantial assistance can be provided by volunteering an hour or two a week or a four hour block of time once or more a month.  Skill set opportunities during morning, evening, or weekend hours include: greeting and interpretation; computer database and spreadsheet input; sorting and shelving; loading and delivery of commodities with a pickup; and minor building maintenance.

Knights are sincerely thanked for their personal financial support, but are also encouraged to examine their capabilities to further become involved with the ministry of feeding the hungry.  To discuss how you might get involved come by the food pantry at 271 S. Wallace on Wednesday or Thursday morning,  call George Martinez at Saint Anne’s Parish on 784-2800, or call SK Jim Perrine on 783-3035.

 


Council Activities

The Porterville Knights of Columbus Council #2329 is a fraternal organization of Catholic Men dedicated to the service of their church, families and community.  The Porterville Knights of Columbus raise money throughout the year through various events to go to several local charities.  A few of the local charities that Knights of Columbus support are St. Anne’s Food Pantry, Helping Hands, Tulare-Kings Right to Life, Wheel Chairs for Veterans, Porterville Adult Day Care Services (PADS), The Veteran’s Park Tree Planting Project and various other youth activities.                                          

The council hall is located one block west from Saint Anne’s Church on the south east corner of  “G” and Harrison streets.  Mailing address is P.O. Box 384 Porterville, CA. 93258.   The Grand Knight for 2010-2011 is Brother Leo G. Cortez. You can contact the Knights Of Columbus Council 2329 by phone at  (559) 853-1825, or by email at knights@portervillekofc.org


 

About Our Council

Saint Anne’s Council was founded in 1923 through the efforts of the Catholic men of the parish. It is named after Saint Anne, who is the mother of our Blessed Lady, Mary Mother of God  The Saint Anne’s Council works closely with Saint Anne’s Parish and the community of Porterville  providing funds for various projects, members being active participants in their parish filled with the spirit of God freely give of their time and resources to organize numerous fundraisers throughout each year. Funds are shared within the community in giving to food distribution centers regardless of faith or affiliation. The education and well being of youth is paramount to Council 2329, therefore the care of facilities and other expenses of Saint Anne’s school is aided by the Knights. A Squires Circle in currently in formation to further support young men 10 to 18 years of age in their formation of future responsible adults.  The Knights Of Columbus Council 2329 meets on the first Tuesday of every month and on the third Tuesday of every month at the Knights Of Columbus House.


 

Why Join the Knights of Columbus


Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.