Go to the Food Pantry: learn about food insecurity, find out where food donations come from, see for yourself how far a little compassion goes.
Since its inception, the St. Matthew's Food Pantry has fed over 100,000 people, averaging 10,000 families a year for the last 5 years. The Pantry has been serving clients every week for 15 years. At present there are over 50 volunteers that make this ministry possible.
Before Covid we were able to assign personal shoppers to each client family to assist them with making their own selections. Since April of 2020 we've changed our methods and now offer pre-packed boxes, and allow each family to add additional choices as needed.
The food comes from Second Harvest, food drives from annual contributors, as well as corporate food drives, civic groups, and sister churches and synagogues. Weekly pledges support this initiative, along with special one time gifts, and occasional fund raising efforts. If you are inspired to do so, you can add this cause to your pledge, or you can donate specifically to the Food Pantry by clicking here for the secure online giving portal.
Help is needed and always welcome: we have rotating schedules, there are times families can volunteer together to prepare for clients. We believe that every person has a fundamental right to good, nutritious food. Our actions arise out of our commitment to the Gospel imperative: " For I was hungry and you gave me food." Matthew 25:35. We strive to serve every family that comes to us for help.