In the Bible we read that Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink…”, and the Apostle John said, “Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth”.
Our Parish has thus decided to start feeding the homeless. We have partnered with the “Mother Maria of Paris Greek Orthodox Mission” which is run through the Parish of All Saints in Belmore.
A warm thank you to everyone who has volunteered or donated to our Feeding the Homeless program. If anyone else would like to help, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your phone number and what you can offer. You can also contact us on 0402 324 846.
We have been advised that currently the pressing need is to provide snack packs to the homeless of Parramatta, so we cater for this need on Wednesday evenings. Also, on Friday and Saturday mornings we deliver groceries to various poor persons that have been referred to us by social workers.
Volunteers meet at St Ioannis Church at 5.30 pm on Wednesdays to assist in packing individual packs containing snack foods, personal hygiene products and clothing. At 6pm, volunteers will depart for Prince Alfred Park in Parramatta to distribute the packs to those in need.
You can assist in the following ways:
Pack and distribute food Parcels on Wednesday nights
If you are able to volunteer your time on a Wedndesday night in February or March please register using this link
Supply Fruit or Muffins
If baking is your talet you can offer to bake muffins to distribute to those in need on Wednesday nights in Prince Alfred Square. If baking is not your talent you can donate fruit instead.
Register using this link
Have a ute or van?
If you have a ute, van or trailer you can volunteer to help transport the food parcels to the Prince Alfred Square. Just email email@example.com or phone 0402 324 846 and express your interest and we will get in touch with you to arrange times.
Help us drive groceries to the poor on Friday and Saturday mornings.
If you can, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0402 324 846
St Ioannis Community Aid
Please include your email as part of the payment reference so we can email a receipt to you.
Donate food items
You can donate food items to include in the Wednesday night food parcels. Drop the items off at the church hall reception desk.
This can be done Sundays and weekdays when a church service is held, Tuesday and Friday afternoons between 4 pm and 6 pm or Wednesday afternoons from 5 pm to 6 pm.