Feed the Hungry

Christmas in July

Join us in July when we post in our bulletin specific needs for Harford Community Action Agencies food pantry as hunger knows no season.

Cooperative Food Ministry

Two groups meet on specified Monday at Calvary Baptist Church from 3:30-7pm to set up, cook and serve dinner to the poor and homeless in the Bel Air area.  Dinner is served at 6pm followed by clean up.

FCCAU Welcome One Shelter

Belcamp, MD – Group meets on the 29th of each month from 3:30-7pm to prepare dinner and serve at 6pm along with packing lunches for the next day to approximately 40 individuals. Clean up is complete by 7pm.

Harford Community Action Agency (HCAA)

We ask parishioners to drop off food items as well as non-perishable items in the church before all Masses.   The donations support the HCAA Emergency Food Shelter in Edgewood.

JAM Ministry

Group meets the 3rd Sunday of each month to prepare lunch bags with sandwiches, drink and a snack to deliver in the Aberdeen area to the homeless population.

Our Daily Bread Casseroles

Aluminum pans with a beef stew recipe inside are found at the tables in the Church, Mission and Parish Office.   We encourage anyone to prepare at home, freeze and drop off at the Parish Office during business hours.   Volunteers then gather all the casseroles to deliver to Our Daily Bread in Baltimore on the 4th Saturday of each month. Click here for the recipe. 

Our Daily Bread Lunches

Our team prepares and serves lunches at the Our Daily Bread facility on the 1st Friday and 4th Wednesday of each month.  They meet in the church parking lot at 7:45 to arrive by 9am.  Lunch is prepared from 9-10:30am and served from 10:30-12:30.  They arrive back around 2pm.

Spirit of Giving Program

A team of volunteers complete intake forms and put together Thanksgiving baskets for those in need of a Thanksgiving meal.  At Christmas time we complete intake forms and begin compiling gifts and food for families and individuals in Harford County.  Volunteers are needed for making and taking telephone calls, wrapping, packaging, moving gifts, distributing gifts, helping with lunches for volunteers.    This includes the Teddy Bear Ministry – collects and deliveries teddy bears to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

St. Francis de Sales Food Pantry

Parishioners are asked to bring the following items to Mass at the Mission to help sustain the food pantry at St. Francis de Sales Church: peanut butter, jelly, tuna, mac and cheese, spaghetti sauce, beans and canned pasta’s.