Parish Social Ministry/Outreach

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God’s love.

Posted 30 March 2020

As you know, St. John Nepomucene Parish Social Ministry/Outreach runs a Food Pantry that is open to any family in need who resides in Bohemia, Oakdale or West Sayville, without  regard to religious affiliation.

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Bob Walther Food Pantry is remaining open, under reduced hours, as follows:

Wednesday, 11 am – 3 pm

Thursday, 11 am – 2 pm.

We would like to remain available to any family needing emergency food.  If you know of anyone needing help within the three listed communities (Bohemia, Oakdale, or West Sayville), or you yourself are in need, please provide them with our contact info, found below.  We will deliver food to families without transportation, or those who should not venture out of the house, on Thursday morning.  This will remain our schedule for the foreseeable future.

Fortunately, we have received extraordinary support from our parishioners, and members of the community, including the Connetquot Teachers Association,  Connetquot Cares, Butera’s Restaurant and Modern Italian Bakery.  If you are stopping at a grocery store, please consider picking up any of the following to help us serve our 150 families (this number grows larger each week):

Food Pantry Needs:

Pasta Sauce
Juice (in bottles, boxes or pouches)

Peanut butter



Green beans

Hand and body soap – liquid and bars
Toilet paper
Dish detergent


We will try to update this list weekly with our most urgent needs. Items can be left in the lobby of the church, on the carts located on the left side, 9am – 9pm daily.

St. John Nepomucene Church
1140 Locust Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716



Should you have any further questions or would like to volunteer, please call Sr. Lisa at 631.567.1995.  Thank you and stay healthy and safe!