RISE AGAINST HUNGER
We host an annual meal packaging event for Rise Against Hunger, an international
hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s
most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. 815 million
people across the world do not receive enough nutrition to lead an active, healthy
lifestyle. All Saints hosts a family-friendly meal packaging event each fall. Look out for
information about this event in our publications.
CARITAS, the largest homeless services provider in Central Virginia, transforms lives and restores dignity through its four programs. CARITAS is made up of four programs: the Shelter program, The Furniture Bank, CARITAS Works, and The Healing Place. The main objective of CARITAS is to help break the cycles of homelessness and addiction so that people can exit shelter and return to their families, their jobs, their homes and their lives as productive citizens leading stable lives. CARITAS has evolved to its current form by filling the gaps in the homeless services system, achieving long-lasting results. Our goal is to prevent people from backsliding and returning to the shelter system because they lack the fundamental skills and resources they need to remain independent.
Every year we host women and families for a week in our parish hall. We provide them with meals, activities, and support. This event requires a lot of volunteers, if you are interested in learning more, or would like to help, contact us.
We collect canned goods and other non perishable items in our food donation baskets located throughout the building. We have a team that delivers the donations to the local organization which provides food to needy families in Henrico county.
Check out the All Saints community Garden, on the east end of the parking lot. We have two large raised beds perfect for growing a variety of vegetables. Our preschool uses a portion of the garden to help the children learn about how food is grown and where it comes from. The farm fresh bounty will be given to help feed the needy in our community. We are looking for individuals or groups to help keep our garden clean and productive. If interested in helping even for an hour or two, please contact the church office, 804-288-7811.