Soup Kitchen and Food Bank Programs
Our Youth Ministries and Inclusion Project, organize groups to serve in the Frederick Soup Kitchen Program. If you are interested in serving, contact your Ministry Coordinator.
The Soup Kitchen Program provides an evening meal, seven nights a week from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM to anyone in need of a hot, nutritious meal. Most of the men, women, and children using the Soup Kitchen are homeless, but some are very low-income renters (including senior citizens) who come for a free meal in order to help make ends meet.
The Soup Kitchen Program has been in continuous operation by the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) since 1984. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from approximately 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM to set-up and serve meals (we have a paid cook during the week) and then to clean up the dishes and kitchen area after the meal is finished. Weekday volunteers usually sign-up to work the same evening (e.g., Monday evenings) either every week or every other week.
Food Bank Program
Our parish donates regularly to the Frederick County Food Bank Program. Donating could not be easier. Simply bring a not perishable food item to Mass with you and deposit it in the large blue bins near the door in the narthex. Our Food Bank MInistry picks up the donations and delivers them to the Frederick Food Bank on a regular basis.
The Foodbank Program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) provides a three- to five-day supply of food to families and individuals who are facing an economic crisis and cannot afford to buy their groceries. The FCAA Foodbank serves between 600 to 800 households each month ranging from very low-income families who use the food bank on a regular basis to moderate-income families who are facing a financial crisis and need food assistance. The Food Bank also supports the Frederick Soup Kitchen Program in the same building.