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. We now have Council approval.
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.
We have been advised that currently the pressing need is to provide snack packs to the homeless of Parramatta on Wednesday evenings. (In the future we will hopefully progress to providing hot meals).
We feed the homeless every Wednesday from 6.30pm.
The snack packs will include fruit, baked goods, non perishable food items and toiletries.
We require 4 volunteers every Wednesday night from 5:45pm to come to the Church hall to prepare the snack packs and leave at 6:15pm for Prince Alfred Park, at Church St Parramatta. At the park they will need to hand out approximately 50 packs to the homeless.
If you are able to volunteer please follow this link to nominate which date you are available – https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=631509
We also require volunteers to bake items such as muffins etc. If you are able to bake, or drop off fresh fruit, please email us at email@example.com. Baked items and fresh fruit will need to be dropped off on Wednesdays 5 – 5.45pm at the entry of our Church hall.
If you can donate snack pack items these can be dropped off to the entrance of our Church hall during school terms every Tuesday between 4:15pm and 8.45pm or every Friday between 4.15 and 6.30pm, or anytime a Church Liturgy is on. For times and dates of Liturgies see under Church Services on this website.
Items required –
* Up&Go or Sustagen poppers
* Packets of chips or popcorn
* Muesli/nut bars
* Fruit cups
* Bottles of water
* Cans of soft drink
* Wipes (baby wipes or dettol hand wipes)
* Bars of soap
An up to date list of required items will always be listed on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StIoannishomeless
If you would like to make a donation to our Feeding the Homeless program, our bank details are as follows:
Account Name: St Ioannis Community Aid
BSB: 062 223
Account number: 1149 7812
Please put your surname in the description/reference field
If you require a receipt to be issued please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org