The Pilgrim Food Ministry works with may organizations and community businesses to provide and distribute food to those in need of it. Many fine and dedicated people make this ministry possible and many thanks to them and their excellent efforts.
The Coordinator of the Pilgrim Food Ministry is Karin Kohl and she may be reached at 401-739-2937, if you wish to donate food or to help this ministry in any way. Please contact her for additional information as to how you may help or how we may help you.
Listed below are the communities and organizations which serve and help with this ministry to get food to those in need. You may know someone who may be in need of help who could be served by this community network.
St. Michael's, Oxford Street Providence 781-7210
St. Rita's, Oakland Beach 368-3168
St. Paul's, Warwick 737-6758
Family Shelter, Conimicut 739-8584
Food Center, Olneyville 497-6204 (Lorraine)
Warwick Central Baptist Church 739-2828
Calvary Baptist Church, South Providence 461-7507
House of Hope, Apponaug 463-3324
South County Community Action 789-3016
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Warwick 739-2937
Temple am David, Warwick 463-7944
* Area code for all above numbers is: 401
We appreciate everyone’s donations to the Food and Toiletry Pantries. Our food pantry, which meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:00, presently serves about 60 people. Trader Joe’s has been very generous with their donations, but we have pretty much hit a limit with the number of people we can feed. We have people who come for emergency food, and we’re finding that our pantry is getting depleted. We have also had people in need of food from other places that we have had to turn away. Additionally, we are running low on items for the Toiletry Pantry that meets at 10:00 on the third Thursday of the month. Bottom line is anything you can give to these important ministries would be greatly appreciated. We are especially in need of peanut butter, cereal, pasta, rice, tomato sauce, soup, tuna, mac & cheese, and canned fruit and vegetables. We could also use dog and cat food. If you have any simple, good recipes with meat and vegetables, those would be helpful, too. As for the toiletry pantry, our hotel-sized items need to be replenished; also, large-sized shampoo, toothpaste, and soap. Razors, combs, small tissues, and deodorant are also needed, as well as toilet paper. Thank you again for helping those less fortunate than ourselves. Bless you all. Karin Kohl