During the week of May 1, ten St. Peter’s parishioners paired up to prepare dinners for the dozen or so residents of St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter, located at 900 Emmett Street, Phoenixville.
One parishioner cooks the entree, while the other provides a salad and dessert.
While we normally provide 5 meals, this time it was 6, proof this is a popular outreach activity, as food security resonates with many parishioners seeking ways to help, especially with the closing of the Pantry at St. Peter’s.
First-time participant Robert Gauthier was heartily gratified for the opportunity. He made roasted chicken and potatoes with herbed honey butter roasted carrots. After walking one block to drop off the meal, he spoke to Bethany, the Director of the meals program, and saw their kitchen. He was moved to offer to do this once a month, as well as seek further pairings with the St. Peter’s team.
As she has for years, the effort was coordinated by Natalie Famous.
If interested in participating in future events, click here to email Natalie.