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.)
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.
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.