Our Food Pantry

At St. Matthew’s Food Pantry, no one is turned away and identification or proof of income is not required.

Our Food Pantry is usually held the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-noon. (On occasion it is the 4th Saturday.) (Click here for the date of our next food pantry.)

If you would like to volunteer, show up between 9a and 10a on Food Pantry Day in Saints Hall (enter from Massie Ave.) You do not need to sign up in advance to volunteer at the food pantry.

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Inspired by author and Dimensions of Faith speaker Sara Miles’s charismatic ministry to feed people, St. Matthew’s opened a food pantry in March, 2010, with assistance from Dare to Care, a citywide organization that distributes food to those in need. Twenty-five families were served on opening day, with over 987 families served by the end of the first year.

The only food pantry in Louisville’s east end, it is open once each month, and currently serves well over 200 families monthly. Parishioners served the first guests, but now both guests and parishioners of all ages volunteer. No one is turned away and identification or proof of income is not required.

Other parish groups have at times broadened the food pantry offerings. The Youth Group has baked cookies, and other parishioners have prepared meals and donated money. Items other than food have been distributed at the food pantry, including coats and toys around the holidays.

 

Neighbors waiting their turn in our food pantry line.

Neighbors waiting their turn in our food pantry line. PHOTO: JIM MOYER


More seniors are coming to our Food Pantry

Our January 2014 Food Pantry served 121 families – a total of 304 people, including 126 children and 62 seniors.

Our Food Pantry director Brian Good says, “The unusual thing about the January Food Pantry was the amount of seniors we served. These were the most seniors ever served by … DETAILS

A room full of toys!

The Rev. Emily Crouch made this video of all the toys we collected for our Dec. 21 Dare to Care Food Pantry. We provided over 1000 toys and 500 books to 174 families and their children.