Caring for Friends

What is Caring for Friends?

St. Katharine’s is part of a regional network of 10,000 volunteers who provide meals for 3,500 people every day. This non- profit ministry provides home cooked meals for homebound, homeless or people otherwise unable to cook for themselves.

What are volunteers asked to do?

  • You can provide balanced, wholesome meals.  You’ll find all the supplies you need and directions in the closet at the back of the parish center (you’ll see the door opposite the church doors).  Prepare meals specifically for Caring for Friends or make a little extra of your own dinner!   Fill the tins provided and return them to the freezer in the parish center closet.
  • You can sign up to deliver meals to homebound in our area. The friendship aspect of the mission is just as important as the delivery of food. Volunteers spend quality time visiting when they deliver meals. Each client is matched with the same volunteer, someone they will visit with each week. This leads to deep and beautiful bonds between our Caring for Friends volunteer visitors and their clients, which is why we often refer to them endearingly as “friends.”
  • You can organize a “cook-in” with your friends, neighbors, book club, etc.

Caring for Friends is a non- denominational volunteer organization with central headquarters in Northeast Philadelphia. If you want to become part of this ministry or if you need the help from Caring for Friends, contact:

Kim O’Neill