THE NEW EPISCOPAL CHARITIES FOOD BANK at St. Gregory’s has distributed 50,000 pounds of free food in its first seven months of operation!! This food cuts costs for ten churches and their volunteers for over 25 church-sponsored feeding ministries between Ft. Lauderdale and Lake Worth, including all of St. Gregory’s Feeding Ministries.
IMPORTANT!! We also provide this wonderful food to senior citizens who feel a financial pinch or have medical/care expenses. Please contact Maralee Pope 847-712-1891 or any St. Gregory’s employee to make private arrangements to receive food.
Episcopal Charities, a certified partner of Palm Beach County Food Bank and Feeding South Florida, purchases this food at a substantial discount and provides it for free to churches and their volunteers for feeding people in need. Every Thursday afternoon at 4pm, volunteers from St. Gregory’s, St. Paul’s Delray, and St. Joseph’s Boynton work together to allocate and distribute food to all ministry volunteers. St. Gregory’s covers the cost of the food its own ministries use from generous contributions to St. Gregory’s Meals with Meaning. Based upon the initial success, Episcopal Charities has authorized two additional sorting centers to serve churches elsewhere in the diocese. If you are interested in supporting the broader feeding program for all our churches, donations are welcomed by Episcopal Charities of Southeast Florida, 1750 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, FL 33334. We have pre-addressed envelopes available in our office. Click to see service locations.
AT ST. GREGORY’S:
- St. Gregory’s Emergency Food Closet & Freezer
- Weekly Summer Sunday bagged lunches for the Homeless
- Weekly Monday St. Gregory’s supper prepared in the Holy Grill for 29 overnight St. Laurence Chapel guests
- 1st Sunday St. Laurence Chapel worship and Dinner for 80 with Goody Bags
- Food to cover the cost of including the Homeless in 2nd Sunday Brothers’ Breakfast
- Partial Food for 4th Friday Holy Redeemer Dinner with Goody Bags (January through May 2018)
- 4th Sunday Dinner with Goody Bags before 6pm Worship for 70 Homeless, and Holiday Meals with Goody Bags
- Food for elderly on fixed income and/ or with care expenses that create financial strain. Please contact St. Gregory’s clergy or Maralee Pope to request food.
- Future planning for Elder Dinners
FEEDING PROGRAMS SUPPORTED IN OTHER PARTS OF DIOCESE:
- Saint Ambrose Church Ft Lauderdale groceries for 40 day workers
- Saint Martin’s Pompano Agape dinner and goody bags for 77 hungry and the lonely persons
- St. Laurence Chapel 80 homeless residents daily
- The Holy Grill of Saint Nicholas food truck makes multiple stops each day to feed homeless, then provides supper for 29 homeless in Broward County overnight program at St. Laurence
- St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church Pompano, St. Vincent DePaul Society sandwich makers for St. Laurence Chapel
- St. Mary’s Deerfield Food Pantry
- St. Mary’s Deerfield quarterly St. Laurence Chapel dinner
- Home Boca Thursday Dinners
- Home Boca Food bags for Saturday laundry and shower program
- Family Promise: Delray Day Center
- Family Promise: Dinners/breakfasts for Host weeks outside Eastburn House
- Saint Matthew’s Delray Weekly luncheon for 40 elders’ luncheon
- St. Matthew’s Delray food pantry Saint Matthew’s Delray children’s backpack program
- St. Matthew’s Delray grandmothers’ program
- St. Joseph’s Boynton emergency food closet
- St. Joseph’s Second and fifth Friday dinners at Holy Redeemer
- Holy Redeemer Food Pantry for 50 families, 40 adults
- Holy Redeemer Saturday lunches for 25 guests