Give-A-Basic-Need-A-Month (GABNAM)

A Ministry for the Community

St. Luke’s Give-A-Basic-Need-A-Month (GABNAM) ministry originally provided meals to needy individuals and families in the Rochester community since 2008. This ministry currently provides basic needs items in one convenient bright yellow bag.  A different selection of items for each month is stapled to the bag.  Parishioners pick up a bag or two – do their usual shopping and fill up a GABNAM bag too!  These filled bags are returned to St. Luke’s and given to those in need, such as:   Hawthorne Helps, families of children who attend Sunset Terrace Elementary School and individuals or families that visit St. Luke’s in need.


For more information contact, Linda M.: e-mail

Monthly Shopping Lists

Month Purchase any or all items.
January Tissues, Lotion, Deodorant, Bar or Liquid Hand Soap
February Body Wash, Hand Sanitizer, Chapstick, Toilet Paper
March Shampoo, Conditioner, Combs/Brush, Baby Wash
April Body Wash, Q-Tips, Toilet Cleaner, Laundry Detergent
May Shaving Cream, Disposable Razors, Dish Soap, Deodorant
June Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Floss, Cleaning Wipes
July Sunscreen, Band-aides, Bar or Liquid Hand Soap, Tissues
August Toilet Paper, Pint Size Ziplock Bags, Quart Size Ziplock Bags, Lotion
September Shampoo, Conditioner, Baby Wash, Baby Wipes
October Laundry Detergent, Toothpaste, Body Wash, Deodorant
November Toilet Cleaner, Cleaning Wipes, Disposable Razors, Shaving Cream
December Dish Soap, Dish Cloths Dish Scrubs, Toothpaste
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