All Saints’ and Boy Scout Troop 127 packed 120 cartons of food to provide relief to the hungry throughout the county. Here is a set of photos with scouts doing the heavy lifting as they assist our faithful outreach commission. Each food box was filled with about twenty different items, ranging from spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, and soup to flour, raisins, cake mix, and oil. Twenty boxes are being distributed from All Saints’ office to families in Carmel and Big Sur, another forty boxes went to Nancy Costello, who distributes the boxes to farm workers in the south county (King City, Soledad, Greenfield, Chular, and Gonzales), and the remaining sixty boxes went to Epiphany and the Thomas Carman Food Pantry of Marina.
All Saints’ has a long history of feeding the hungry by offering food bags to anyone in need at the church office, as well as at distribution centers at our parochial missions. These seasonal food boxes help restock the food pantry at homes around the county. On average, All Saints’ alone provides food bags for about 46 families. There continues to be a great need for food bags to feed those in our community who would otherwise go hungry. In February 2012 the combined parishes of All Saints’ and Epiphany (our mission in Marina) served 210 households or 586 people, including 166 children and 116 seniors. We also served 26 homeless men who spent one night here at All Saints’ in connection with the I-Help program led by Shelter Outreach Plus.