Food Emergency Support – Ways to Help

 

Click here to donate online.

We have an opportunity to make an impact in the community through taking part in addressing/ minimizing the food emergency when the 987 students in the Mamaroneck School District who are on the free and reduced lunch plan do not have access to adequate food during this COVID-19 journey while schools are closed.  We are now partnering with Larchmont Temple, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Larchmont Avenue Church, St. Augustine’s, The United Methodist Church in Mamaroneck, and St. John’s Lutheran Church to “divide and conquer” this ministry. More houses of worship may join this initiative as it occurs.

Ways to contribute to this effort:

Note that St. John’s will have gloves on hand for use by volunteers.

1. Mondays, March 16 and 23: 10:00 a.m.

  • Arrive at Hommocks Middle School and help divide the sack lunches into three separate groups to transport to the distribution points.
  • Offer your vehicle and time to drive the bags to one of the three distribution points, Hommocks Middle School parking lot, St Thomas Episcopal Church, and Mamaroneck Avenue School.
  • Set out bags, on tables we take with us, and be ready for children/youth, and or their families, to pick up at 11:00. My understanding is that they will have forms they are to give you when picking up the food.
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Larchmont Temple, The United Methodist Church, and St. John’s Lutheran, are participating fully in this effort and are covering the other days of the week, but you can definitely show up to help their team do this same process.

2. Monday, March 16: Beginning at 1:00 p.m.

  • Volunteer to prepare the non-perishable food bags in the parish hall at St. John’s. The food for the bags is due to arrive before noon. We will need to form assembly lines in order to best prepare the bags.
  • Divide bags into three groups of 987 bags each

3. Wednesday, March 18, Tuesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m.

  • Separate the bags into three groups, load into cars and transport to the distribute sites for people to pick up alongside their sack lunch.

4. DONATE to this cause either by checks payable to St. John’s Church with “Food Emergency Support” in the memo line or click here to donate online via PayPal.  These donations are covering the cost of food from US Foods.  This food is being distributed in the non-perishable bags which are being delivered twice a week.

5. Invite your friends and neighbors to volunteer in any of these ways.

Peace,
Lisa+