Traveling Pantry, a ‘Mercy in Action’


By Sister Mary  Cabrini Taitano, RSM
For the Umatuna Si Yu’os

Mercy Action Marianas, Ltd. (MAML), a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Agaña, extends Thanksgiving donations from six Catholic schools to families in the community via the Traveling Pantry project of MAML. 

In collaboration with village mayors, canned goods and other household necessities are distributed to families in need in the different villages. MAML Board members, Mercy Associates, Academy alumnae, and other volunteers from mayors’ office staff sort and bag these goods at Tai Convent and then distribute them to their village people.

A “Lenten Food Drive” was also inaugurated earlier this year.  This charitable endeavor will help sustain Mercy Action Marianas’ response to people’s need in the community. 

Much gratitude and appreciation go out to all who made this year’s Thanksgiving truly “Mercy in Action.”