We keep serving
CARITAS meals in March and April
CARITAS needed meals in a hurry for those moved from a tent camp to temporary shelter in local hotels. St. Mark's responded with bagged dinners for those in the Masad Hotel and Chamberlayne Inn. We continue to support them with Kroger gift cards and other supplements to their shelter ministry.
We moved our 2nd and 4th Saturday Food Pantry outside to continue offering our friends and neighbors bagged lunches, fresh fruit, water, masks, and a bag of non-perishable items.
Underground Kitchen started cookin in May
We accepted the invitation to participate in the Underground Kitchen's efforts to provide healthy meals for those in need due to the virus shutdown and first responder health care workers. Our kitchen is a source of nourishment and hope on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays thanks to Chef Lori and the UGK.
Tutoring and support of RPS
Suzanne Long is a longtime adult literacy volunteer with the Read Center. In keeping with safe distancing she has changed her weekly tutoring session from in-person to on the phone. Read more about Suzanne and the Read Center.
Suzanne also accepted the call from Richmond City Schools and "rides the bus" each week to help deliver food to RPS families. She commented that the bus driver knows all the kids on the route.
Underground Kitchen - Prepping and Packing at Roslyn
UGK has as its operations center the dining hall at Roslyn, our diocese retreat center on River Road. Morning and afternoon shifts of volunteers portion out soup into containers and pack meal bags for distribution. On-line sign-up is coming!