On Wednesday evenings in the summer and fall at 6PM in the Parish Hall, St. Mark’s offers a food pantry of fresh produce to anyone in need.
Tuesday evenings as the Greenmarket is closing, we need volunteers, weekly, to help us collect donations from the vendors and store them in the kitchen and basement refrigerators.
We are a gleaning pantry. Gleaning (like in the book of Ruth) means to leave/collect the remains of the harvest for those in need. On Tuesdays after the Greenmarket in front of the church closes, we collect their ends and store them in the church basement and kitchen.
The Washington Square CSA distributes from our Parish Hall n Tuesday leaves their ends for our Food Pantry.
On Wednesdays volunteers gather at 5:30 to set up the pantry in the Parish Hall. At 6 we invite guests in to take what they can use for the week. After the food is distributed, volunteers clean up the room for the Poetry Project reading at 8.
To get involved, contact the office, or come by on a Tuesday or Wednesday.