There are a variety of ways to help during this crisis. Contact Laurie Brown at laurie@csmsg.org to learn more.


1. Donate food and non-food items to Trinity Episcopal Church Food Pantry, a pantry supported for years by CSMSG parishioners who returned yellow bags filled with groceries from the Meal-a-Month grocery list. This spring, the program was suspended but now the Trinity Episcopal Church Food Pantry needs our help again.

Donations will be accepted until December 13. You may participate by:

  • Bringing donations to any Sunday morning church service.
  • Bringing donations to CSMSG on Sundays from 3:00-3:30 PM on the Ellenwood side of the church.
  • Dropping off donations at Becky Zaccarello’s house (24 Carrswold Dr., Clayton, MO  or call 314.494.0788).
  • Ordering items online with delivery to Becky’s house.
  • Arranging for donation pickup at your house by calling or emailing Alison Wiedle (314.307.8300; arwiedle@sbcglobal.net).

SUGGESTED DONATIONS: Masks (purchased or handmade), pasta, pasta sauce with meat (no jars), canned vegetables (especially corn and green beans), chicken noodle soup (condensed), ravioli with meat, chili with beans, tuna in water, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter (smooth, all sizes), Vienna sausages, ramen noodles, canned meats (chicken, ham, roast beef), chewy or soft granola or breakfast bars, cereal (all sizes), oatmeal (quick or regular), fruit in 100% juice (especially peaches and pears).

2. Donate money to the Last Days Apostolic Church Food Pantry by making a monetary donation to the Hunger Ministry with a note that the donation is for the Last Days Apostolic Church Food Pantry.

3. Send a monetary donation to Gateway 180. (1000 19th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104)

4. Make a monetary donation to CSMSG Hunger Ministry. These donations will be used to support the following agencies that partner with Hunger Ministry: Ascension Food Pantry, Trinity Episcopal Church, Saint Peter & Paul Community Church and Holy Cross Episcopal Church.

Questions? Contact Becky Zaccarello at b.zaccarello@gmail.com or 314.494.0788 or Alison Wiedle at arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300.


Church Service League (ECW) collects masks for the Last Days Apostolic Church distribution center to provide to 65 North City and North County African-American churches. Participate by:

Ordering masks online with delivery to parishioner Becky Zaccarello (24 Carrswold Dr., Clayton, MO 63105)


Making masks. Visit DIY Face Mask Erica Made or How to sew a face mask – Confessions of a Homeschooler for suggested directions. Elastic strips or cloth ties are accepted. To arrange pickup when completed, contact Alison Wiedle at 314.307.8300 or email arwiedle@sbcglobal.net. The Transition Center of St. Louis is also in need of masks. To donate, please contact Laurie Brown at laurie@csmsg.org.


Episcopal City Mission/Kids in Detention volunteers are not able to host birthday parties at the St. Louis County Detention Center but will supply the center with items needed to recognize birthdays, including pizza and birthday cake. All parishioners are invited to make cards with an uplifting bible verse or simple birthday message for youth celebrating birthdays. Please leave the cards with the church receptionist Laurie Brown at laurie@csmsg.org.