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Would you like to be a Friar Supplier?

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

Friar Suppliers” is a ministry that we started in 1998 to help the “Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Renewal” by doing their food shopping for them. We saw this as a need because the Friars and Sisters make a vow of poverty. This means they live only on what is donated to them. They literally “beg” for all their needs. We reasoned that, if we do the begging for them, we can provide for their needs. Then, they will be able to accept more vocations and have more time to focus on their prayer life and service to the poor, which will benefit everyone.

Through monthly donations, we purchase large quantities of food and groceries. Such as meat, beef, chicken, pork, fish, fruits and vegetables, dry good, rice, flour, beans, sugar, etc. Also, household items such as; toilet paper, detergent, garbage bags etc. We then sort it and repackage it all and give it to the four Friaries and three Convents in the New York City area. We provide whatever they need.

In 2003, working with the Franciscan Friars and Sisters our work expanded to serving the poor in Haiti. Twice a year, we organize mission trips with Friars and Sisters and lay volunteer Friar Suppliers. We build houses, latrines, and chicken coops. We give away thousands of pounds of food, clothing and shoes. We treat thousands of people in our medical clinic. We teach. We evangelize. We pray with the people. It’s exciting and rewarding and you can be a part of it as well.

If you think, God is calling you to be a “Friar Supplier,” let us know, by sending us a donation of whatever you can afford to give each month. We will send you a monthly newsletter, thanking you and telling you about all the work that is going on with the Franciscans and Friar Suppliers. There are many opportunities to volunteer your help as well if you would like to be more involved.

Please prayerfully consider becoming a “Friar Supplier.” We need faithful, monthly givers so that our work will continue and expand.

Please make out your check before the 15th of the month, or whatever you care to give to

“Friar Suppliers” and mail it to our treasurer:

Eileen Garbe

Friar Suppliers

108 N Greene Ave.

Lindenhurst, NY 11757-4153

Or feel free to send us a one-time gift if you prefer. Or, you can arrange to send us a donation through your bank or with a credit card at our website: www.friarsuppliers.com.

All donations are tax-deductible. We are a 501C-3 charity.

You can call us at any time. We would love to tell you about our work and answer any of your questions. Thank you for considering being a “Friar Supplier.”

Packing day with the CFR Sisters at Friar Suppliers headquarters

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