St. John’s Soup Kitchen, Norristown
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.
St. Augustine’s Feeding Ministry, Norristown
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
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