Community Ministries

Our parishioners make more than 6,000 meals every year for those experiencing hunger and homelessness in our area, and we support organizations committed to providing housing resources for families in need. We always welcome non-perishable food donations for the food pantries and we support volunteers for these ministries.

Feeding Ministries

St. David’s has partnered with various feeding ministries in the community to help provide food to those in need. We are always in need of volunteers or donations! To contribute, please fill out the form below.

St. John’s Soup Kitchen, Norristown

Alison Hastings

St. David’s is one of several churches that provide the lunch program with food for the hungry and hands to serve. Eight to twelve parishioners and staff make their way to St. John’s on the first, fourth, and fifth Wednesdays of each month with casseroles and soups made by St. David’s parishioners to feed between 80 and 150 individuals.

New Recipe Coming Soon!

St. Augustine’s Feeding Ministry, Norristown

The Rev. Maurice Dyer

St. David’s parishioners staff a breakfast program several times a month at St. Augustine’s in Norristown. Six to eight people make their way in the early morning hours to prepare and serve meals for many of the same folks we see at St. John’s. One member of the Youth Group takes charge of staffing the first Sunday of the month for “Hip Hop Hippo.”

St. Mary’s Food Cupboard, Chester

Ned Miller

Our parishioners fill this food pantry with everything from soup to peanut butter. Every month, St. Mary’s makes a request for a specific item that can be dropped off in the Chapel Narthex. General donations are also accepted.

  • January & July: Canned Tuna
  • February & August: Pasta and Spaghetti Sauce
  • March & September: Canned Soup
  • April & October: Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • May & November: Canned Tuna
  • June & December: Canned Juice, Canned Tuna, Peanut Butter

Community Ministries

St. David’s helps the less fortunate in our community by partnering with multiple organizations that aid in helping individuals get back on their feet. Whether it be by hosting families in our building or donating time and money, St. David’s is here to help those who need it.

Safe Harbor

The Rev. Maurice Dyer

Parishioners prepare home cooked meals for clients of this West Chester, PA shelter. Safe Harbor’s mission encompasses food, shelter, and individualized action plans to help people rebuild life skills, reestablish self-esteem and overcome issues that prevent them from leading independent productive lives.

Rise Against Hunger

Susan Nagy

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other life-changing aid to people in developing nations. St. David’s parishioners get together to package 30,000-40,000 meals for those in need, which are then distributed by Rise Against Hunger to a location in need.

Episcopal Community Services

Rick Herman

Episcopal Community Services challenges systemic poverty across the Diocese of Pennsylvania by reducing barriers to opportunities and empowering independence, wellness, and stability. St. David’s supports ECS through outreach donations, individual service on the Board of ECS, and in programs sponsored by ECS.

The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)

Cindy McCallum

IHN is a partnership of congregations within a community helping families who are facing homelessness. This organization mobilizes community resources and helps families regain their housing, their independence and their dignity. On several occasions throughout the year, St. David’s hosts families for a week at a time by giving them a place to sleep, and volunteers to make dinner for them.

COVID Relief & Grants

Through your generosity, this is the first of several announcements about how your kindness has gone to relieve our partners during this time of COVID.

To give online to COVID Outreach, please click here and select COVID Outreach under ‘funds’.

St. David’s Cuba Ministry
Water maintenance supplies, roof/lighting for church, room for pre-postulates, salaries for clergy
Total Given: $15,000
St. David’s Guatemala Committee
Scholarships, church transportation, mission work, building repairs
Total Given: $3,000
St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church
Food pantry and weekly hot meal
Total Given: $3,000
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
New van, Thanksgiving support, and Covid relief
Total Given: $15,000
Hispanic Missioner of DIOPA
Support for food distribution
Total Given: $5,000
Main Line Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels operates in communities in America to address senior hunger and isolation
Total Given: $2,000
Wayne Senior Center
Provides community, friendship and resources which enrich the lives of older adults.
Total Given: $5,000
Community Arts Norristown
New online school (Zoom)
Total Given: $1,000
Redeem For A Cause
Toiletry Closet Program, Covid relief, purchase desktops, school supplies
Total Given: $1,000
Episcopal Legal Aid
Pays for lawyers to attend church sponsored clinics providing legal advice
Total Given: $4,000
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Food Cupboard
Supporting feeding in Chester
Total Given: $7,500
Stand With Iraqi Christians (SWIC)
Three family chicken farms
Total Given: $3,000
Episcopal Community Services (ECS)
New ministry: Food Cupboard Program
Total Given: $10,000
St. David’s Uganda Ministry
Feeding program
Total Given: $18,000
St. David’s Episcopal Day School
Tuition Assistance/scholarships for 2021
Total Given: $6,677
No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit, Inc.
New ministry that supports women’s health
Total Given: $6,500
Surrey Services
Surrey provides essential services for older adults in our community
Total Given: $5,000
Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia
Gives local Episcopal seminarian grants
Total Given: $1,500
Good Samaritan Services
Covid relief
Total Given: $3,000
St. James School
The Welcome Table Micro-lending Program
Total Given: $10,000
Cecil & Grace Bean Soup Kitchen, Inc.
Food cupboard- Feeding in Norristown
Total Given: $2,500
Radnor Township Civic Association
Repair stormwater entering the basement
Total Given: $4,300

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