Our ministry began in the Summer of 2015. The Holy Spirit placed God’s command on our hearts. “..feed my people.” We wanted to feed his people. But, it had to be good, healthy, solid food. God’s people deserve the best we can give.
We sought to help the struggling families in our parish and assist the homeless. We felt the parish would be able to support both populations in need of food. St. Mary’s parishioners have been very generous and supportive of the programs.
The Feed My People pantry has a ‘bag tree’ in the vestibule of the church. Paper bags are hung with a grocery list attached, outlining the items needed for either the family bags or the lunch bags. Our parishioners fill a bag with whatever items they’ve chosen to purchase from the list. They are able to return the filled bags to either the receptacle in the vestibule or the church office.
Teams of 2-3 make approximately 35 lunch sacks per day (Monday – Friday). Our volunteers then hand out the lunches from the Our Lady of Guadalupe Room Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 12:00 noon (or when we run out).
Ministry Leader: Kim Mikulka
Feed My People Brochure