Ahead of Time
“Let us thank God ahead of time!”
This wise counsel from our beloved Capuchin, Fr. Solanus Casey, has inspired me throughout our efforts to care for those who have been traumatized by homelessness and poverty. But for the grace of God, we too could face this same nightmare.
Each year we serve over 100,000 meals to individuals and families struggling to feed themselves. Everyone is welcome at our evening meal, no questions asked. We do not want to put people through an interview to get a meal. We get 20 to 30 volunteers each night. They are often touched by the experience, telling me they received more than they gave.
And each month we serve over 3,000 people at our food pantry & clothing center. This does not take into account the other financial needs and programs we offer to our guests: showers, co-pays for prescriptions, hygiene items, glasses, local bus tickets, clothing, food pantry bags to take home, out of town travel assistance, self-improvement classes, GED assistance and financial assistance for crisis situations.
Your gift of $15, $35, $50, $100 or more will be especially helpful. I promise you, we’ll put your gift to work to help hundreds of your neighbors with food, shelter, and the security and dignity they deserve. We urgently need your help. Your gift today will help give people in need a path to safety and a place to belong. They will be welcomed, treated with dignity and know they are among people who really care. - Br. Rob Roemer, OFM, Capuchin