Social Concerns Ministries

 

Contact for all Social Concerns Ministries : Michelle Hatfield, 616-913-4415 mhatfield@stalphonsusgr.org

Food and Clothing Center
The food and clothing center enables the parish to reach out to people in desperate need of help, especially the hungry. The center is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00am-1:00pm and Tuesday 9:00am-12:30pm. Closed Friday. Volunteers are scheduled once per month or as often as one wishes to help. Volunteer opportunities include waiting on clients, sorting clothes and stocking food shelves.

Supper House
Volunteers are needed to serve a free hot meal to neighbors on the second Tuesday of the month from 4:30-7:00pm. Anyone can volunteer, but those 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Mobile Food Truck
Volunteers are needed to help distribute approximately 5,000 pounds of food to families in need the first Tuesday of the month of April to November from 5:00-7:00pm. Anyone can volunteer, but those 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Meals to Go
Volunteers are needed to distribute bags of food to Supper House clients from 5:00-7:00pm on the last Tuesday of the month. Anyone can volunteer, but those 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

North(east) Pole Christmas Store
The store gives income eligible families the opportunity to purchase toys for their children during the Christmas Season at 10% of the retail value. Volunteers are needed to staff the store during this annual three-day event during the first week of December. New toy donations are accepted throughout the year. Anyone can volunteer, but those 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Tax Program
St. Alphonsus Parish partners with other neighborhood nonprofits to provide free income tax preparation to income eligible households from mid-January to mid-April. Volunteers are needed to help prepare tax forms, greet clients and prepare a meal for the volunteer tax preparers. Must be 18 or older to volunteer.

His Hands Ministry (Mission Trip)
A team of volunteers from the parish work together on local service events along with Mission trips throughout the United States. There are monthly meetings in the Parish Center along with quarterly volunteer opportunities outside the Parish. Must be 18 or older to volunteer.