In Washington, D.C. in 1983, the Salvation Army, through a network of churches and schools, organized a mobile feeding canteen to meet the basic needs of a growing street homeless population. St. Patrick’s has been participating in this effort by serving food with them twice a month since 1986. Volunteers ride on the vans distributing meals as part of an important service opportunity in the life of the St. Patrick’s community. Grate Patrol (named for the heating grates where many homeless congregate) operates every night of the year and serves approximately 120 to 150 evening meals.
We look forward to the continuation of our support for our neighbors in these tough times and are grateful for the volunteers who are dedicated to serving our community. If you haven’t had the chance to sign up yet, please email Mrs. Klingenberg or click the link below to add yourself to the schedule.