For over twenty years, All Saints’ food pantry has fed the hungry in our community.
Need food? Come to the church office and we will provide you a pre-packed bag of food. The only requirement is that you complete a short form. (The form does not ask for your name.) Our regular office hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Note that the office may be closed on both federal and church holidays.
The food is provided in part by members who bring food on Sunday mornings when they come to worship or drop it off in the office during the week. The Outreach Commission has also been successful in securing a FEMA grant for the last several years, which allows the food pantry team to buy staple food items in bulk from the Monterey County Food Bank. Rosemary Smith is the team leader and is assisted by many other members, including Aliceon Jones, Hans Lehmann, Jana Gil, and Raul Garcia.
Holiday Food Boxes
Just before the Easter and Christmas holidays, Hans Lehman forms a team of ministry volunteers to prepare boxes and gather enough food to fill one hundred or more. In recent years Boy Scout Troupe 127 and the associated Cub Scout pack have come to help load the boxes. The holiday food boxes are distributed through our missions in Marina and Big Sur, as well as to families in need here in Carmel.
If you are in need of a holiday food box (or know a family in need) please share it confidentially with the priest at All Saints’ or Epiphany. You will be added to the list and provided a food box while supplies last.