Social Services

"Faith in action is love, and love in action is service."

— Saint Teresa of Calcutta

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About Us

St. Michael's Social Services Ministries are the church’s response to Christ’s call to care for those in need. Continuing a long-established tradition of our 114-year-old parish, St. Michael’s provides food assistance and other basic necessities to our neighborhood residents who have low incomes, are unemployed, or are experiencing homelessness. We also invite friends of the parish and others to join us as volunteers and supporters.

Current Donation Needs

EMERGENCY FOOD BOX NEEDS: Progresso hearty soups, small jars of jam, and instant oatmeal packets. Thank you for your participation and prayers. 


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Testimonial

We received the following comments in a letter from one of our food box recipients. We are grateful that our food bank is helpful to our community and appreciate the kind words of thanks. No one should go hungry.

"I'm writing to tell you how pleased and grateful I am for the food bank at Saint Michael the Archangel Church. For the last few years, I've been coming once a month. I've always been treated kindly and tactfully and the volunteers have always shown patience with me over my special dietary needs.

"The food bank supplies me with enough food to make my small food budget stretch to cover the whole month. I especially appreciate the surprises I receive, in the nature of spices, oil, dessert, etc. These things are so expensive at the store, I used to go without. The Saint Michael's food bank has allowed me to eat healthier food and has improved my quality of life. I look forward to my visit each month.

"I'm not the kind of person that dishes out compliments right and left, but you and your staff and parishioners are doing a good job and deserve honest thanks for helping me and the other folks out. I hope you will pass my gratitude along to your staff and volunteers. Your work and theirs is much appreciated."

 

Programs


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Food Box Program

When / Where: Thursday and/or Friday 

Time Commitment: 2 Hours

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Oregon Food Bank Delivery & Restock

When / Where: Thursday OR Friday 

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Sack Lunch Program

When / Where: Monday OR Friday

Time commitment: 2 hours

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Our Partners

 

Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church

Many thanks to our friends at St. Stephen’s for generously hosting our service ministries! For more information about the parish and all its good works, please visit Saint Stephen's Website

 
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Our Generous Supporters and Volunteers

Volunteers for Sack Lunches and Emergency Food Boxes
Friends and Parishioners of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
Baker and Spice Bakery
Better Together Garden at Portland City Hall
Deb Coleman
Lovejoy Bakery
Jefferson Street Safeway
The Madeleine Catholic Elementary School
Maybelle Clark MacDonald Fund
The Oregon Food Bank
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
OSU Extension
Portland Plaza Condominiums
Portland State University
Providence Hospital Mission Team
Providence St. Vincent
Schmizza Pub & Grub
Skellings Inc.
Saint Andre Bessette (downtown chapel)
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Saint Mary's Academy
Saint Therese Catholic Elementary School
Jesuit High School
Terwilliger Plaza Retirement Community
Whole Foods at Tanasbourne Mall
Columbia Empire Meat Company