Since 1963 St. John's Hospice, located at 1221 Race Street in Philadelphia, has provided crucial, life-sustaining services for homeless men. At this Catholic Social Services shelter over three thousand meals are served each week. Starting September 2016, St. Andrew's is pleased to be a part of this mission, to serve center city men who are poor and homeless.
Volunteers are needed to cook main dish casseroles once a month and deliver them frozen to the food pantry. Casserole recipes can be found online at saintjohnshospice. org or you can feel free to use your own recipe. Casserole pans and lids are provided for you in the narthex of the church. Kindly mark the outside of the lid with your main ingredients and the date it was prepared. Drop off day each month is the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Mason Avenue door to the food pantry between 3:00 - 4:00 PM. If that day and time isn't convenient for you, please make other arrangements by calling the Outreach Office at 484-461-4954. Everyone is welcome to cook whenever possible. You do not have to commit to preparing casseroles every month to be a part of this program. Please cook whenever you are able. Casseroles will be collected every month. Make sure you use the pans provided in the church, as all casseroles need to be the same size. The hospice has requested no pork and remember no side dishes.
Those parishioners who desire to serve at the shelter should note that the main meal of the day is served Monday through Friday at noon. Supper is served twice a week (Monday and Friday) at 4:00 PM. Due to the size of their kitchen, only eight to ten servers are needed at a time and there is an orientation for new volunteers. To be put on the schedule, directly contact Becca, the Volunteer Coordinator at the hospice at 215-563-7763.
Thank you for your generosity and kindness to those who are struggling to survive.
2017 Collection Dates
December 19* (third Tuesday, due to Christmas)