Request for donations to support The Shelter Meal Program sponsored by St. John Neumann.
These unusual times require novel solutions to provide services to the needy and we invite you to be a part of a new project through SJN.
From March through June, more than 80 SJN parishioners joined together with Santini’s of Reston and Lucia’s at Fox Mill to provide a hot, nutritious dinner every other week for 120 clients at the Embry Rucker Shelter. Another group partnered with Anita’s in Fairfax to provide a substantial breakfast and a hearty lunch to the 45 guests at the Lamb Center drop in facility in Fairfax. The staff and clients at the shelters were extremely appreciative of the program.
We would like to extend the program since the needs at the shelters continue to be critical during the summer months when donations are down and the demands of the pandemic continue. Based on what we learned from our previous effort, we are looking to raise about $4,500 to cover the costs of nine meals which will be delivered to the two shelters about every two weeks for the next 3 months.
See here for details on how you can support the program with a financial donation through St. John Neumann. Thank you for considering being a part of this effort!