HUNGER MINISTRY OUTREACH MINISTRIES

FOOD DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED AT THE CHURCH for Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry AND ARJ Community Outreach:

The closets across from the church library are now open to receive food donations for Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry and ARJ Community Outreach. Look for the signs on each closet door. Items needed include:

Place in the Trinity closet: Soft breakfast bars, honey nut cheerios, granola cereals, other cereals (generic/store brand fine.), Canned chili with beans, Beef stew, Tuna in water, canned Chicken, Pop-top cans (easy-to-open containers) of chili, tuna, or chicken, Gently used adult-sized backpacks. Feel free to donate other items.

Place in the ARJ closet: Spaghetti sauce (Prego or Ragu), Spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagna noodles, Canned tuna or chicken, Kraft Mac n cheese, Velveeta block cheese, Cheese sauce (in a jar), Beans (green, chili, black, kidney, black), corn, mixed vegetables, potatoes, Fruit cups, Rice (white, brown, flavored), Instant potatoes (any brand), Ramen noodles (chicken or beef), Taco shells (hard or soft – not refrigerated), Jiffy cornbread mix, Pancake mix (any brand), Flour, Sugar (white or brown), Oil (vegetable or olive), Juice(orange, apple, lemonade, tea), Evaporated milk, Condiments (salad dressing, mustard, ketchup, Miracle Whip, mayo, hot sauce, pickles, pickle relish). Feel free to donate other items.

Sandwich & Casserole Making for Gateway 180 and Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry:

Volunteers will meet at the church in the Taylor Room on the third Saturday of the month from 10-11:00 AM to make sandwiches and casseroles for local organizations that serve those in need in our area. This will begin October 16, 2021. Masks are required.

How you can help financially:
Send checks made out to The Church of St. Michael & St. George (CSMSG) with “Hunger Ministry” written in the memo line. Send to The Church of St. Michael & St. George – Attention: Hunger Ministry (6345 Wydown Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105) or put a check in the collection plate. If you wish the monetary donation to be given to a particular pantry or agency, include a note.

Make a monetary donation via Realm by choosing “Hunger Ministry”. If you wish the monetary donation to be given to a particular pantry or agency, contact Terry Arthur at tarthur@csmsg.org,  or 314.721.1502, #4037. Tell her you have made a donation via Realm and designate the recipient.

If you prefer to send the monetary donation yourself, here is information for two of the pantries we support:
– Trinity Episcopal Church Food Pantry: (Checks are made out to Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry) Mail to 600 N. Euclid, St. Louis MO 63108.

– ARJ Community Outreach: (Checks are made out to Arthur R. Johnson Community Outreach). Mail the monetary donation to Rosetta Jackson, Executive Director (3636 Texas Street St. Louis, MO 63118.)

 Questions: Call or text Becky Zaccarello at 314.494.0788, or  b.zaccarello@gmail.com, or call or text Alison Wiedle at 314.307.8300 or  arwiedle@sbcglobal.net.

MAKE BIRTHDAY CARDS FOR KIDS IN DETENTION

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.  Contact Laurie Brown at laurie@csmsg.org for more information.

 

BACKPACK COLLECTION

Person-to-Person Street Ministry, co-founded by a CSMSG parishioner, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the homeless in St. Louis. Each Sunday morning, volunteers distribute water bottles and homemade lunches, along with other necessities such as clothing and hygiene items, to homeless individuals in downtown St. Louis. Often our homeless friends have no way to store and carry their few possessions. As autumn approaches and new items are purchased for the school year, Person-to-Person asks you to consider donating gently used or new adult-size backpacks for this use. A donation bin will be placed in the Wydown Narthex through the month of September. Thank you for helping us spread Christ’s love with the least among us.