Homeless and Hungry

The Homeless and Hungry Committee at St. Francis of Assisi parish offers parishioners the opportunity to assist homeless and hungry people in the greater Des Moines area.  This committee feeds the hungry at 3 different shelters on a monthly basis.  We provide dinner for approximately 30 people the 2nd Saturday of each month at St. Joseph's Family Emergency Shelter.  We also feed the hungry at Churches United Shelter on the 9th and 10th of each month and lastly, we provide and serve lunch for over 100 homeless and working poor at the Connection Café the 3rd Wednesday of each month in downtown Des Moines.

Annual projects throughout the year include:

Coat Drive in November
Angel tree in December
Lenten Crosses in March/April

The Kids Against Hunger Committee at St. Francis of Assisi parish offers parishioners the opportunity to help fight national and global hunger.  You can volunteer your time to package and distribute food for disadvantaged countries.  Look for opportunities to help this year by participating in our Advent Angel Trees, Lent Crosses and other planned packaging events at the Kids Against Hunger site.  This is a great service project for the whole family.
 
To learn more visit www.kidsagainsthungerdsm.org.
 
For more information, contact Montse Madden at 987-3223 or Kim Mallisee at 221-9209.