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.

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.

If you could provide a meal for our volunteers to deliver to St. John’s, it would be greatly appreciated! Click the button below to view the current recipes needed.

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St. Augustine’s Feeding Ministry, Norristown

Sarah Champlin

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

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. Once per year, St. David’s parishioners get together to package 30,000-40,000 meals for those in need. These meals are then distributed by Rise Against Hunger to a location in need.

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.

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.

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