Food Ministry

If you would like to participate in the corporal work of mercy of feeding the hungry, sign up on our schedule here, or reach out to Sheila in the office.  During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are adjusting our hours and practices, so please feel free to call to make sure you have the most updated details!  You can also check out our needs list during COVID-19, or donate old grocery bags (paper, plastic, and reusable).

“Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, ‘Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.’  So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.”  [John 6:11-14]

 

The Incarnation Parish Food Ministry provides a weekly distribution of groceries, fresh bread, fresh produce, and assorted other items to parishioners in need, particularly those who are not eligible for government-funded food assistance, as well as to non-parishioner Hispanic families and to other families referred to us by local social service organizations.  We are serving over 120 families on a regular (weekly or bi-weekly) basis.

Due to expanded need because of coronavirus, our Food Ministry hours have expanded, and the pantry is open on Sundays from 1:30-4pm.  Those in need of assistance are asked to go through a simple intake process at the time of their first visit and are guided through the process for getting food on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Your help is needed to ensure that families in our community do not go hungry!  Here’s what you can do:

  • Donate!  See our needs list during COVID-19
  • Donate old grocery bags (paper, plastic, and reusable).
  • Join our Food Ministry Team!  See our schedule.
  • If you have children or grandchildren, please consider including them when you give of your time.  This is a great opportunity to help our young people learn about serving those in need.

Each week, we receive generous support from Trader Joe’sBellair Farm CSA, and Chandler’s Bakery.  We encourage you to give them your business and to extend a personal thank you for the generous amount of food that they offer to our ministry.  We are members of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, which widens our reach and allows us to be part.

Contact Sheila at sheila@incarnationparish.org if you’re interested in signing up for the Food Ministry!