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Options for the Poor and Vulerable at St. Joseph University Parish

Catholic teaching proclaims that a basic moral test of society is how it treats its most vulnerable members. People who are poor have the most urgent moral claim on the conscience of any community. We are called to look at public policy decisions in terms of how they affect those who are poor and marginalized, and join together to work to end poverty.

Food Pantry Support.
One weekend each month non-perishable food, paper products and personal care items are collected in the Community Room. These items are then sorted and delivered by parish volunteers to University Presbyterian Pantry, Little Portion Friary, Tiger’s Den and AIDS Alliance Pantry on a rotating basis.

Assumption Church Dining Room is located in the church hall on Amherst Street near Grant Street. Volunteers are needed in various time slots from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm to prepare the meal, serve, or clean up.  

Friends of the Night People Dining Room is located at 394 Hudson Street at Wadsworth at the end of Allen Street.  Volunteers are needed in various time slots from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm to prepare the food, serve, and clean up. In addition parishioners volunteer to provide the specific food items which are needed for the meal.

St. Vincent de Paul Society.
This organization’s members seek to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person assistance to those in need. Members meet monthly to pray together and share insights regarding client visitations. Activities include: home visitations, pick-up and delivery of furniture, assessment of and response to the needs of those served.

For information about serving in one of these ministries or to sign up, please fill out the Ministry Contact form by clicking HERE and someone will be in touch with you.