Background: The ‘Feed The Hungry’ Youth Group was developed approximately 9 years ago as a way for our youth to see and assist the hungry and homeless living no more than 15 miles from us here in Simsbury.
What the Ministry does: Once a month youth volunteers (grade 7 – 12) prepare and serve up to 200 lunches to feed the area hungry and homeless along with 30 or so residents of the Saint Elizabeth Home & Shelter in Hartford. Adult chaperones are also needed each month.
How the Ministry operates: We are a self-funded group run by volunteers from the parish. The majority of our funding comes from our annual spaghetti dinner.
When does the Ministry take action: Once a month Saturday visits take place throughout the year. We meet at the church at 9:30 a.m., caravan to the shelter in Hartford and arrive back to the church at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Why the Ministry may be right for you: It exposes the youth of our parish to the poverty that is at our doorstep and shows them, through example, that they can do something about it. Everyone who helps gains a new perspective on just how lucky they are and how rewarding it is to help others.