COMMUNITY

The Shelter Meal Ministry is affiliated with Holy Family Parish. This parish organization serves the surrounding community with monthly visits to the SHARE pantry and S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat). Services days are the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. They also participate in Warm Nights and other community service related activities.

The Father Michael C. Kidd K of C Council Community Activities Program has joined hands with the Holy Family Shelter Meal group in a common mission: to alleviate the human suffering of poor and disadvantaged people in our surrounding communities. The Shelter Meal Program was formed in March 2003 in response to the Archdiocese of Washington Stewardship Campaign, which sought to increase the awareness and involvement of parishioners across the archdiocese by sharing their time, talents, and treasure with the Church and the community at large. Today, the Shelter Meal group serves primarily at three locations: Capital Area Food Bank in Washington DC, SHARE Food Network in Hyattsville MD and So Others Might Eat (SOME) in Washington, DC. SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. The Shelter Meal group collects and delivers food and serves breakfast to approximately 400 people at SOME four times a year.

All are welcome to join but must be at least 12 years of age. For more information please contact Andres (padilla.a@verizon.net) or Terry (trich46@yahoo.com).

 

   

 

Community Activity Programs should strive to focus attention and awareness on local issues and events that affect the lives of individuals living in our neighborhoods, communities and cities. Just as each council is unique, so is each community. As such, we need to be aware that our communities continue to change and their needs and circumstances are always increasing.  Understandably, councils cannot address every concern of every community or be actively involved in all programs endorsed by the Maryland State Council. However, it is important, that we identify needs, establish priorities and attempt to implement measures that make our communities a better place to live.             

In today’s world, Government agencies, community organizations and service groups can be valuable sources of information and assistance in fulfilling objectives. Share your ideas with other volunteer groups and work together for a common goal.  The parish programs are also excellent sources for identifying needs within the community.

 

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