Saint Brigid Parish Food Distribution in Partnership with Catholic Charities
In partnership with Catholic Charities, Saint Brigid Parish will operate a food distribution site on the 4th Friday of each month. Catholic Charities is a recognized distribution partner with San Diego Food Bank which receives commodities from the USDA’s’ Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP). Catholic Charities plans to open 20 distribution sites at 20 parishes throughout the Diocese of San Diego by 2021. St. B's is one of the first parishes to partner with Catholic Charities to help improve the health of low-income families, allowing them to live with dignity. Families and individuals will receive food packages containing a variety of canned food, dry grains, proteins (such as meat, canned or frozen), and other nutritious items.
Do I qualify to receive food from Catholic Charities Food Distribution Program?
To be eligible, participants must be a resident of San Diego County and meet federal income guidelines. Please note that this is a self-certifying program - NO documentation such as proof of income and ID are required. Each qualifying household is eligible to receive one food package per month.
When will the food be distributed?
Recurring 4th Fridays of the month starting February 28 from 9:30 - 11:30 am in the north parking lot
- Patrons may line up earlier on Missouri Street sidewalk, beginning at Cass Street driveway
- Personal carts or wagons highly recommended to transport your frozen and canned goods; at a minimum bring your own shopping bags
- Volunteers are not available to carry items off-site for patrons
Other distribution sites can be found by calling 2-1-1 or the San Diego Food Bank at 1.866.350.3663.
How can I help?
Each month we are looking for 15-20 helpers in various roles such as line monitor, check-in table attendant, shopping assistants, stock or surplus clerk, recycler, or driver. Volunteer registration through Catholic Charities is preferred but drop-ins are welcome.
We also need your prayers, to bless this work of charity, for our neighbors, and for the grace of generosity for ourselves.
|For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God... for we are his handwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them. - Ephesians 2: 8-10|
For more information click on the icons below or contact our parish liaison Lee Hulburt.