St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - Naperville, IL

Sign Up to Volunteer for Harvest Sunday – a St. Thomas Tradition

What is Harvest Sunday?

Harvest Sunday is our parish’s response to the call of Christ to “feed the hungry.” This food drive enables St. Thomas and two other food pantries to supply food to those in need. As a result of the pandemic, pantries are in greater need this year. As a result of the pandemic, the process for Harvest Sunday is modified. There are different ways to volunteer and more ways to donate food!

CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER ABOUT HARVEST SUNDAY
CLICK HERE FOR A SHORT VIDEO ABOUT HARVEST SUNDAY
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DONATING FOOD FOR HARVEST SUNDAY

Harvest Sunday is still a wonderful family service opportunity!

Sign Up Below for these volunteer opportunities (once you sign up, detailed instructions will be emailed to you)

  • Deliver fliers (October 24-27) and collect bags of food (November 1) from specific subdivision routes. Each route is approximately 150-180 homes. These routes are in the following subdivisions: Brookdale, Cress Creek, Longwood, Willoway and more.
  • New this year: “Build your own Neighborhood Route,” deliver flyers and pick-up food. Create your own route in your own neighborhood with as many homes as you would like. (Examples: next door and across the street, both sides of the street on your block, your cul-de-sac).
  • Collect food donations at Casey’s Foods on November 1. Volunteers especially needed here!
  • Sort and pack the food at St. Thomas. Pandemic precautions will be in place for 2-hour shifts over five days, as needed. Temperature checking, social distancing and masks required. Small numbers of volunteers per shift.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS and SIGN UP SHEETS BELOW

Food Collection at Casey’s Grocery Store
Sorting & Packing Food at St. Thomas

Flier Distribution and Food Collection:
Naperville – Ivy Ridge (2G)
Naperville – Winding Creek (2G)
Naperville – Lakewood Crossing – Route 1 (2G)

A NEW OPTION THIS YEAR! Create your own neighborhood and work with your neighbors to help donate food.  We just need to know a little information from you. Please complete the form using the link below:

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP FOR YOUR OWN CUSTOM HARVEST SUNDAY ROUTE

If you want to do the same route you did last year and it is not listed, sign up on the Custom Harvest Sunday Route link to let us know.