The Food Ministry is the most active of the key ministries supported by the Outreach Commission. Parishioners participate in a number of local food efforts. For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact email@example.com.
Food Pantry – We regularly supply supply food items, including fresh eggs for two pantries, the Community Youth and Women’s Alliance (CYWA) in Coatesville and Alianzas in Phoenixville. At CYWA, volunteers also prepare and distribute lunches, serve on committees, and offer a yearly distribute new coat and holiday gifts.
The Darby Dinner ministry involves preparing and serving meals to as many as 100 people in Darby Borough at the Darby Recreation Center. Affiliated with the Darby Mission and Episcopal Community Services, this outreach opportunity seeks to alleviate systemic hunger from societal poverty. Parishioners also gather the ingredients for many families to have a special Easter meal.
(Suspended during COVID.)
St. Peter’s Ecumenical Monday Lunch, sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Phoenixville. Volunteers assemble in teams, to prepare and serve a nutritious meal each month. Two shifts are available for each meal this include prep and cook, and serve and cleanup.
Additional activities vary and have included a food and book distribution at St. Peter’s, packing weekend lunches for school children, serving summer lunches, providing food gift cards and packing food for international distribution through the Rise Against Hunger organization.