St. Anthony Claret’s Pantry (SACP)

The SAC Pantry is not just a simple food pantry. Based on Matthew 25:33-40, our Pantry exists, with the support of our church members, to help our neighbors in our parish community when they are having trouble making ends meet. The Pantry offers non-perishable food weekly and limited utility assistance every six months as funds allow. Help with gasoline, medicine, bereavement, toiletries, and other things can sometimes be provided. Referrals are made to other agencies for clothing, furniture, and other services that the Pantry is not able to provide.

A Thanksgiving Basket Program and School Supply Program are annual events sponsored by the Pantry for those we serve.

The SAC Pantry is staffed by church members who have joined together in service to our neighbors in need. Restocking the food pantry and performing other office work is accomplished every Tuesday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The office is open every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for services in Building A and is staffed by one of four teams of Pantry members. Home deliveries are made to those who are unable to come in for service.

Expanded social services for its clients & church members are also available. Parishioner and SAC Pantry member Dr. Shirley Smith-Hill is a retired, licensed drug and alcohol professional with a degree in social work. She is available Thursdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the SAC Pantry work space in
building A (former church office). Dr. Smith-Hill provides help with:
1. Family counseling
2. Frug and alcohol referral services.
3. Services available through the church.
4. Utility assistance through the City of San Antonio
Department of Human Services.
Services by phone will be made available for serious emergencies

A monthly meeting is also held for spiritual growth, prayer, business, and information sharing. We seek the face of Christ in everyone who approaches us for help. If you need us or are interested in joining our ministry, please, call our office at 210 474-6888 and leave your name and phone number or stop by any Thursday morning. You can also contact us via email by sending your name, phone number and a brief note to One of us will get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact: Harold Shields
Ph #: 210-474-6888