At the 11:00 AM Family Mass, families are encouraged to bring a canned good or other non-perishable item for the food pantry. During the offertory, children are processing up to the altar with the donations and placing them in the baskets. Adults are welcome to place items in the baskets before Mass too. Children may also donate money or artwork for Jesus in the basket. This is a wonderful way for children to feel that they are an important part of the celebration of Mass and belong to the community of SJV. Parents can teach their children how important it is to share their gifts with others in need.