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The Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry serves 850 to 1000 families a month.  Most of the food comes from donations of local stores emptying their shelves.  Some of the fresh foods and frozen meats we purchase from the Blue Ridge Food Bank to supplement the food that we give.  Our clientele may come once a month Tues-Fri from 9am to 2:30 p.m. and leave with a great helping of food for their families. Contact for more information: bcwarns@comcast.net

This ecumenical program provides free weekly meals on Thursday mornings at 11:00am in Johnston Hall.  The meals are provided by a variety of local area churches scheduled out one year at a time.  Four teams of volunteers from Blessed Sacrament do the setup, serving, and cleanup on a monthly basis.  We welcome new volunteers for this rewarding ministry.  The Christmas meal is a favorite among our regulars. Contact for more information: bnfmc1285@comcast.net

Soup Kitchen

(aka Table of Brotherhood)

Members of Blessed Sacrament and other volunteers serve a hot meal to our special guests each Wednesday at 4:30.  Volunteer opportunities are available for the following positions: meal provider or coordinator. Meal providers prepare the meal every other month in a specified week.  They do not have to be present for the meal, and can drop off food at their convenience. Coordinators and their teams serve once a month. They set up, serve, and clean up.  What a wonderful way to serve God’s hungry children in our community! Contact for more information: desmitpa@jmu.edu

Open Doors

 

 

Is a winter shelter for the Homeless run by a consortium of Harrisonburg/Rockingham places of worship. The shelter moves locations weekly.  Our church hosts the week of Thanksgiving where we provide overnight shelter, along with breakfast and dinner each day. Although we typically host a second week in February, we do not supply the volunteers for this week. Many volunteers are needed to provide meals, or to spend the night with our guests. Contact for more information: desmitpa@jmu.edu

Faith in Action

Faith in Action is a coalition of congregations and service groups in Harrisonburg/Rockingham County. The model of this program involves a yearly process of listening, researching, proposing solutions, and gathering together with local leaders to ask for solutions.  A similar program has been exceedingly successful in Charlottesville. Contact for more information: swampfrog1@gmail.com