Every month, Catholic Charities Food Shelf relies on members of a local parish to assist them with operating the Food Shelf. Decades ago, many local Catholic and Lutheran churches committed to one month of service annually. St. Michael’s Parish is one of Catholic Charities partners in the battle against hunger in our area.
In recent years, we have been challenged to recruit enough volunteers to help our community’s largest food shelf. Many regular volunteers have retired after years of service and new or younger volunteers have been slow to step up. As the numbers of people needing to use the food shelf has risen, the number of people willing and available to assist has dropped. Please consider devoting a few hours this month assisting at the food shelf.
The Food Shelf is open all day every Monday and Wednesday, and every Friday until noon. Volunteers receive onsite training so they can assist clients using the food shelf. It is not difficult, and allows you to provide a very real, necessary and meaningful service to others. There are a variety of time slots each day that run about three hours each. The times are listed on the sign up sheet located in the Gathering Space.