Hunger

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35.

Finding inspiration in these words of Jesus, House of Hope responds to both the immediate and systemic problems caused by lack of or inadequate food through hands-on work, advocacy, education, and by raising and distributing funds for partner organizations.

House of Hope Community Garden

With a mission to respond to the hunger so prevalent around us, our community garden produces fresh vegetables to help feed the hungry in our community. Volunteers from our congregation and the community plant, maintain, and harvest vegetables to help feed hungry families in St. Paul. Each year we donate approximately 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to Neighborhood House food shelf.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Karre at (720) 840-6252, elizabethkarre@gmail.com.

Neighborhood House Food Shelf

Neighborhood House Food Shelf seeks volunteer drivers to pick up fresh, local produce from Minnesota farmers and deliver it to St. Paul residents in need. Driving opportunities are available Tuesdays through Saturdays in the Twin Cities metro area. For more information, contact Hannah at (651) 224-4601.

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes volunteers meet on the third Monday of even months to provide dinner. Preparation starts at 2:30 p.m. and meal service begins at 4:45 p.m. Contact Kay or Paul Solon at (651) 398-0643 or solon@macalester.edu. Register in advance here.

Feed My Starving Children

At Feed My Starving Children volunteers pack meals for some of the world’s hungriest children. Volunteers can be as young as eight years of age. Contact hohvolunteers@gmail.com or Mike Nord at (612) 722-0770 or mnord@amerion.com.

Food Shelves

The first Sunday of each month is Food Shelf Sunday. Non-perishable grocery items contributed by the congregation are donated to neighboring food shelves. Donations may be left in the grocery carts by the Elizabeth Chapel or at the Narthex entrance.