Feeding is a year-round Outreach ministry at Holy Comforter, but it is a particular focus during the summer months, when the more than 50% of Charlotte Mecklenburg students are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program don't receive the nutritious meals they typically get in school.
Holy Comforter houses and supports a Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry on our campus–the only pantry in the area that is open 5 days a week. Volunteers from the congregation and our surrounding community pitch in to give neighbors in need a place to choose food for their families.
Once a year parishioners of all ages participate in meal packaging events, such as Rise Against Hunger, to be sent to families in areas of great need.
Once a month, volunteers serve dinner at the Men’s Shelter and at Charlotte Rescue Mission.
We partner with Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry in meeting some of the needs of those who do the difficult and often dangerous work of harvesting our food. You can learn more about the conditions these workers experience by watching the film Harvest of Dignity, or in an excellent article from the Episcopal Church Foundation. Este artículo está disponible en español aquí.