Monthly and Walk-in Food Pantries
The St. Paul’s, Ivy Monthly Food Pantry is an ongoing effort to help and support approximately 45 families (more than 100 people) from the Western Albemarle area. Volunteers purchase food, cleaning supplies, health products and household items from the Thomas Jefferson Area Food Bank as well as from several local discount stores. Supplies are transported to church, unpacked, repacked in appropriate quantities and distributed to local families each month.
Since food is the most basic of needs, we ask few questions when someone calls asking for emergency food. This effort is coordinated by volunteers, with the assistance of our church office staff
If you would like to contribute NON-PERISHABLE, UNOPENED food, cleaning supplies or health products, we will gladly accept them in the Outreach Room (next to the little kitchen by Neve Hall) for use in the Monthly Food Pantry.
The Outreach Programs of St. Paul’s, Ivy assist area families who are trying to help themselves. Our parish is also deeply committed to serving the wider community – from relief efforts on the Gulf Coast to building houses with Habitat for Humanity to Episcopal Relief in the Sudan to the Carpenter’s Kids Program in Nzali in central Tanzania.