Serving & Giving
Volunteers needed for Food Pantry
St. John on the Mountain will staff the Food Pantry in Somerville each Saturday in November. This is an important outreach ministry to the needy in our community and is an excellent opportunity for youth to earn community service hours. We need volunteers Saturday November 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. The pantry is located in the rear of the United Reformed Church,100 West Main Street, Somerville. There is municipal parking behind the church, near theentrance of the food pantry. Tasks involve bagging and distributing food and receiving and interviewing clients. To sign up or for more information please email Sally Hespe.
Adopt a Family
Help save a struggling family’s Thanksgiving and Christmas by providing an uncooked meal. It’s easy! Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver it uncooked to your Adopt-a-Family. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board near Parish Hall. Please email Sue Kennedy with any questions. If you have a particular family you have been supporting in the past, please let Sue know so that she can inform the Food Bank.
Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield, NJ
at Grace Episcopal Church in Plainfield
Friday October 27, 2017
Grace Soup Kitchen serves 1,000 hot nutritious meals the last five days of each month to the hungry of Plainfield. St. John on the Mountain parishioners help on the last Friday of each month. Join us one Friday as we prepare and serve lunch from 10 am-1 pm. Click here for driving directions.
April/November Food Bank Staffing
St. John parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday during the months of November and April from 9:15 am to noon. Located at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville. All are invited, including older children, to help interview clients, bag and distribute food. Click here for driving directions.
The Food Bank Network of Somerset County is a network of faith communities, community organizations, service clubs, corporations, businesses, and individuals, that provides food for the hungry, prescription drugs for the indigent ill, support for victims of natural disasters, funds for the emergencies of the needy, clothing for women seeking employment, help preventing eviction and utility shut off and the opportunity to serve neighbors in need. SJOTM parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday in November and April from 9:15 am to noon. Location: United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville. All are invited, including older children, to help interview clients, bag and distribute food.
Donate Food. Items are collected all year round for the Food Bank and can be left at the inside entrance of the church. Please bring items such as canned vegetables, fruit, tomato products, stew, tuna; rice and boxed pasta. No glass, no perishables, please.
Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. This chapter of the national Habitat organization covers Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties. The purpose is to build homes for the less fortunate. Habitat buys the homes and residents pay back a mortgage that covers some of the cost of building. Money is raised to pay for some of the costs and volunteers contribute their time to build the homes along with the ultimate owners. Volunteers must be 16 years or older.
** Sign-up sheets for these events are posted on the bulletin board outside of Parish Hall.