Adopt-a-Family Project

 Volunteer Grocery Packers

Our Christmas food outreach to the local community is known as “Adopt-a-Family.”  Over 25 years ago this program was started to distribute groceries to needy families on Johns and Wadmalaw Island.  Today, over one hundred families receive six bags of shelf stable food, a ham and fresh produce.  Volunteers gather in the church to sort the food into bags on Friday, and then deliver the bags the following morning.

This project is supported by the generous donations of parishioners and guests.  The fund drive begins in November with a suggested donation of $100, but any amount is appreciated.  If interested in becoming a team member or a volunteer, please contact Deacon Joe Stocker through the Parish Office at (843) 768-0357.

Due to the success of our Christmas Outreach program, we now organize a Summer Picnic Outreach.  Volunteers are needed on Thursday morning to open the cases of food from the grocery store, again on Friday evening to pack the bags and on Saturday morning to begin delivering the groceries to our neighbors on Johns and Wadmalaw Island.  Volunteers are welcome to sign up as often as they are available to help.  Sign ups take place after the weekend Masses approximately a month prior to the event.

2019 dates:  Thursday, Dec. 5th unpack groceries at 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6th pack bags at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7th deliver groceries at 8 a.m.