The mission of St. James Community Food Locker is to extend Christ’s love in a tangible way by providing approximately 75 bags of food to those in need every Friday, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The bags include canned and dry food, fresh fruit and bread. Financial support and food items are contributed by parishioners, but food donations are also received from local schools, Calvary Presbyterian Church, and other community organizations and individuals. Day-old bread items are donated by Vons and Pavilions supermarkets and Great Harvest Bakery. Fresh produce comes from the South Pasadena Farmers’ Market.
Each Christmas season the Food Locker organizes a holiday "market." We set out tables in the parish hall with an array of unwrapped gifts from which people who come for food can choose presents for their families.
Volunteers on a weekly or occasional basis are always welcome, to help assemble bags on Friday mornings or distribute them later in the afternoon. For information, contact email@example.com.
Volunteers are also needed for our AIDS luncheon outreach program.
On the second Wednesday of every month, volunteers prepare about 150 sandwiches in the St. James' kitchen. These sandwiches, along with salad, cookies, candy and juice, are delivered and served to the patients who are waiting for their medications at the L. A. County U.S.C. Aids clinic.
Volunteers meet at the St. James kitchen at 9:00 AM to prepare the sandwiches and other items. Then those who can, proceed to the clinic, returning about 12:30.
If you would like to help with any of these rewarding and worthwhile efforts, please contact the St. James office, 626-799-9194.