McAnthony Window expands outreach

Volunteers Penny Glowacki and Jerry Swanson volunteer during a McAnthony Window cookout outside St. Anthony Church in Davenport in April 2011. This year, the parish will give gift boxes to patrons during the Easter-season cookout.

DAVENPORT – McAnthony Window Easter outreach, a ministry of St. Anthony Parish, will take a new twist this year. In addition to its Easter cookout, the parish is seeking donations of personal hygiene items, snacks and other items to distribute to McAnthony Window patrons.
In 1985, then-pastor Father Kenneth Martin, in honor of St. Anthony, patron saint of the poor, began a “Care and Share” program at St. Anthony’s. Later, to facilitate distribution of the food, then-pastor Father James Conroy opened what became known as “McAnthony Window” at the rear of the rectory.  More than 200 people in need receive food at the window five days a week.

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