Perrysburg Christians United
Perrysburg Christians United (PCU) is a community service organization comprised of collaborating volunteers from eleven Christian churches in the Perrysburg area, including Saint Rose. PCU believes it has been called to provide assistance to individuals, families, and the community to foster comfort of mind, body, and spirit during needful situations. PCU operates a food pantry and provides crisis assistance to those in need in the Perrysburg area. We also organize blood drives, toy drives, and various food drives throughout the year.
PCU Food Pantry
The PCU food pantry is located at Grace United Methodist Church at 601 East Boundary Street in Perrysburg. The pantry is located in the back, southeast corner of the parking lot. The pantry operates on the following schedule:
MONDAYS from 1:00-3:00 pm.
FRIDAYS from 9:00-11:00 am.
The pantry serves those who live in Wood County north of State Route 582. Those receiving food assistance must present two proofs of address (for example, a photo ID and a recent utility bill) and must verify that their income falls within the guidelines of the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.
How can I support the Food Pantry?
Members of participating churches donate non-perishable food on a monthly basis to keep the pantry stocked. The Saint Rose monthly collection schedule is as follows:
Food donations from Saint Rose should be placed in the PCU collection box located just inside the center doors of the Church in the vestibule. Cash and checks (made out to PCU) may be placed in the collection basket on Sunday or dropped off at the parish office during the week.
You can also volunteer to be a "pantry escort" or to register clients at the pantry on the fourth Friday of the month. Assistance is also needed for the annual Saint Rose Food Drive. Contact your Saint Rose PCU Representatives to volunteer:
Feed the 5,000 Lenten Food Drive
During the Lenten Season each year, PCU collects tuna and other canned meats. Each year, PCU collects more than 2,000 pounds of of tuna and canned meat as part of this drive. Donors may drop off items at any participating PCU church or at the Way Public Library
Annual Saint Rose Food Drive
The 2017 Annual Saint Rose Food drive will take place the weekend of April 29-30, 2017. Parishioners are given a plastic grocery bag after Mass and are asked to drive home, fill the bag with nonperishable food, and return the filled bag immediately to the church. Curbside attendants will be available at Saint Rose to collect your donations, as well as any monetary (cash or check) donations you may wish to contribute. To volunteer for the Saint Rose Food Drive, contact your PCU Representatives:
Mark Wagner (973) 722-0326
Tammy Kachur (330) 347-6654
PCU provides financial assistance to neighbors in need in crisis situations. To request assistance, please call (419) 407-7857 during the first week of each month. Assistance is limited to once every two years.
PCU sponsors three blood drives each year in January, May, and September. The drives are held at Zoar Lutheran Church and PCU provides phone callers, cookies, and other volunteers for the day of the blood drives. To volunteer, contact Judy Sevits at (419) 874-7680 or you may contact our Saint Rose PCU representatives:
To donate blood, register online with the Red Cross and use zip code 43551 to find a local drive.
Christmas Toy Project
PCU is proud to partner with the Perrysburg Township Fire Department to provide toys and food for those in need during the holiday season. To receive toys, families must complete an application at the Perrysburg Township Police Department. Applications are then sent to the Salvation Army for screening.
Donations of new toys can be dropped off at any PCU participating Church, the Way Public Library, and the Perrysburg Township Police and Fire Departments.