Food Drives, Outreach and other Fundraisers

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE  The Knights of Columbus are conducting a virtual food drive from 5-20 September.  There are many of our brothers and sisters in Fredericksburg that are in need due to COVID-19.  We are collecting monetary donations for St. Matthew’s Food Pantry via the link below.  You can provide relief to an individual or family struggling to obtain the basic necessities.  Please do what you can to support this effort to fight hunger in our community.  Click on the link below and donate today!    www.StJudeKnights.com/food/

ST. MATTHEW FOOD PANTRY is located at 8206 Robert E. Lee Drive, behind the St. Joseph parish center at St. Matthew.  The St. Matthew Food Pantry and Baby Closet are changing hours effective September 1.  The pantry and baby closet will now assist all clients during the following hours:  Wednesdays, 2 to 6 pm; Fridays 9 am to noon; and the first Saturday of the month from 9 am to 11 am.  Clients are now welcome to walk-in to the pantry. Baby closet clients must bring an ID and child’s birth certificate.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE   If you are in need of financial assistance during this stressful time, please visit our website at www.stvdpfredericksburg.com or call our answering machine hot line at 540-898-8065. We will start calling for phone interviews on Thursdays.  Donations for the St Vincent De Paul Society can be submitted through Faith Direct or mailed to the parish office.

SHARE FOOD NETWORK is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to offering healthy, nutritious groceries at a roughly 50 percent discount.  This is accomplished through high-volume purchasing and thousands of volunteer hours, which strengthens the community for all.  SHARE food packages are available to anyone who is interested.  Monthly value packages cost just $22 and include $40-$45 worth of basic and healthy groceries; always four to six pounds of frozen proteins and 8 to 12 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, sometimes with seasonal grocery or dessert items.  https://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/share/