Outreach

 

Food Ministries

Saint Mary’s Food Pantry
St Mary’s Food Pantry is located at the back of the Parish Center at 38 Walnut  Street. The Pantry is open Monday – Friday from 11:00am to 3:00pm. We provide a 3-day emergency food supply to residents of southern Otsego County.

In 2012 we provided food for over 11,000 individuals. We assist clients with referrals to other agencies and offer presentations from various agencies such as SNAP (food stamps) and Fidelis Health Care.

To volunteer, please contact:
Janice Hinkley, Outreach, 607.432.3920 x212; janice@stmarysoneonta.org

 

Mass Distribution

Mass Distribution is a program provided by the Regional Food Bank in Latham. Once a month Saint Mary’s is the delivery site for food that is provided free of charge to area food pantries.  A group of dedicated volunteers help to load vehicles from 19 agencies with fresh produce and other food.

 

To volunteer, please contact:
Janice Hinkley, Outreach, 607.432.3920 x212; janice@stmarysoneonta.org

 

Feeding America

This is a program we provide in cooperation with Feeding America, the Regional Food Bank and Walmart. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we pick up produce, dairy, meat and dry goods from Walmart which is then sorted by volunteers and distributed to 10 area food pantries and human service agencies.

To volunteer, please contact:
Janice Hinkley, Outreach, 607.432.3920 x212; janice@stmarysoneonta.org

 

The Lord’s Table
Saint James’ Episcopal Church, 18 Elm Street, Oneonta provides an evening meal Monday – Friday from 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Meal with a Message
The Salvation Army, 25 River Street, Oneonta (607.432.5960) serves a meal on Sundays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

Saturday’s Bread
First United Methodist Church located at 66 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, provides a free lunch every Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00pm. 
St Mary’s provides a group of volunteers on a regular basis.

 

Christian Service

The Advent Giving Tree
The Advent Giving Tree provides Christmas gifts for the residents of two nursing homes and two adult homes in Oneonta.  A tree with gift tags is placed in the church by the first Sunday of Advent.

To volunteer to assist in sorting, wrapping and needed shopping please contact: Janice Hinkley, Outreach, 607.432.3920 x212; janice@stmarysoneonta.org

 

Thanksgiving Baskets

St Mary’s provides a Thanksgiving meal to 50 families in Otsego County.

To volunteer to assist in shopping and preparing boxes of food for delivery please contact: Janice Hinkley, Outreach, 607.432.3920 x212; janice@stmarysoneonta.org

 

Pumpkins in the Park

This event is our major fundraiser for our food pantry featuring children’s games, face painting , a clown, food and much, much more.

To volunteer, please contact:
Janice Hinkley, Outreach, 607.432.3920 x212; janice@stmarysoneonta.org

 

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