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“We may not have it all together but together we have it all.” Sr Fran Conway

The Beginnings

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the Mary House food pantry was first opened by Sister Frances Conway in 1974. It was named in honor of a long time parishioner of St. Patrick’s, Mary McLaughlin. Since then, the food pantry has given individuals and families in need access to food and other basic necessities, such as toiletries, socks, and warm clothing.

The meal kitchen which now runs every Monday, first opened in 1982. Prior to this, the meal kitchen was only open on Thanksgiving an Christmas.


Mary House Today

  • In August, 2008 Mary House was awarded theĀ Street Sights Humanitarian Award for the years of dedicated social service.
  • To date we provide a meal kitchen every Monday, food pantry opened 1 evening and 1 day, holiday dinners, health assistance and more.
  • Our guests include a wide range of people from all ends of the spectrum, people with and without jobs, those with substance abuse problems, families, and veterans. Everyone is welcome at Mary House.

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