Our Food Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. If you are in need of pantry staples such as cereal, pasta, peanut butter, and canned goods know we can help! No questions are asked. To get to the food pantry enter our parking lot on Mulberry Street and follow the sidewalk into the courtyard. There you will find friends ready to assist you!
For those who would like to help keep our food pantry stocked, donations are accepted anytime! Monetary donations and non-perishables (especially canned meat and tuna) are always appreciated. Items requested include:
- Tuna/Chicken in water
- Vegetables(green beans, corn, mixed veg)
- Canned fruit/fruit cocktail
- Misc. Pasta
- Tuna/Chicken Helper
- Mac and cheese
- Soup (tomato, chicken noodle, vegetable), etc.
- Baked beans
- Peanut butter
Household size toiletries:
- Toilet paper
Our neighbors’ needs have grown during this pandemic, so we’ve set up an Amazon Wish List so people can have food sent directly to us: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1M8JXNQ3ZQ547?ref_=wl_share
Volunteers from St. John’s prepare and serve a hot breakfast for up to 200 people from the community at St. John’s, on the third and fifth Saturday of each month. Help is always appreciated from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.
This ECW sponsored Advent project provides Christmas gifts for needy children in the community. Volunteers prepare the 100 tags for parish acquisition, organize the incoming packages, and assist with the holiday distribution.
Mental Health/Substance Abuse
St. John’s provides a meeting space for AA, NA, and VA groups five times each week.
Betty Finney AIDS Memorial Garden
The garden, located in the Mayor Janice P. Stork Corridor Park (formerly “Linear Park”) on West Lemon Street in Lancaster, honors more than 450 Lancaster residents lost to HIV/AIDS, their courageous caregivers, and faithful advocates. Volunteers do general garden maintenance.