Feeding the Hungry In Our Community

St. Charles God’s Community Kitchen

God’s Community Kitchen Update

At this time of year, we may think about getting together with family for Thanksgiving, baking holiday cookies, visiting friends, etc.  Some of those who are less fortunate are thinking about where their next hot meal is coming from.

We have been providing a meal to the needy in the Greenville area for over a year now.  We started with once or twice a month in October, November and December 2021.  We have been providing a weekly meal every Saturday since then.  The meals have been appreciated.  Some of our recipients are homeless, some are living on such a tight budget that they are out of food by Saturday and depend on us.

You, too, can help.  We have opportunities available to help each week as Meal Leaders, cooks, and servers.   Please use the sign-up-genius to volunteer.   Jesus calls us to feed the hungry.  Let’s follow his call and make Jesus smile.

Click here to sign up to help at any of the Saturday meals at St. Charles.

Thursday Supper at St. Joseph

Take-out only meals are served to anyone in need every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month between 4:0 and 5:00 pm. We serve an average of 80 people each week, so extra hands are always welcome. This is an excellent opportunity to share your time and talent to serve God by serving the community.  If you would like to help one Thursday a month, giving about 3 hours of service, contact Marie or Linda.   Thank you for considering this!

SJ Thursday Supper Update: Thank you to all who continue to support this important outreach in our Belding Community. We have been consistently serving 80-90 guests, delivering some meals and offering drive up “to go”. We work with a crew of 5-6 people for each dinner.
It has been an honor helping to provide these meals for our community and I have enjoyed the work. The time has come to pass this good work on to another and I will be resigning from the position of head cook. That means we are in need of a cook for a once a month commitment. I would be happy to mentor someone, helping this new person become familiar with the kitchen and the work. If you would like to learn more about this please call me at 616-550-1658. Our next meal is on Thursday, November 3rd and it would be a great opportunity for an interested person to check this out.
Thank you for considering this service opportunity,

Linda Brondige

Marie Gasper

Linda Brondige

Greenville Area Ecumenical Food Mission

St. Charles is a co-sponsor of the community food pantry at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. It is staffed by volunteers from several area churches and provides food for local citizens who are in temporary need. Volunteers are scheduled to work once or twice per month. St. Charles parishioners are invited to contribute food and paper items to the donation box in the Narthex. Items that are especially needed right now are listed below:

  • Soups (especially needed)
  • Hamburger Helper (all varieties)
  • Pork and Beans
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Tomato Sauce
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Fruit Juices
  • Toilet Paper
  • Saltine Crackers

St. Joseph Food Pantry

This ministry is housed at St. Joseph and supported by St. Joseph-St. Mary
parishes to provide food assistance to disadvantaged families in the Belding
area. Open Thursdays from 2-3 pm (except holidays), the pantry offers many
ways for individuals and families to serve. Volunteer positions requiring as
little as one hour a month include pantry coordinators, ordering food, picking
up food, unloading trucks, stocking shelves, inventorying food, staffing open
hours, scheduling volunteers and writing thank you notes.