Over 60 people are served each day the Door Ministry is open. This number includes adult stop-ins for clothing and food items. The Door Ministry is open Monday through Thursday from 9 AM – 12 noon most weeks of the year.
About $1,000 per month was given to families in need, most for utilities to help them stay in their homes. Pattie makes many referrals too. Thanks for our donors!
In November and December of 2018 and January of 2019, 282, 283 and 295 families including children were served with food pantries.
Almost one thousand receive clothing, food, and/or financial assistance each month; 50% are white, 45% African-American, and 5% Native-American, Hispanic, or Asian.
Parishioners from Mary Our Queen contribute food donations every month. These same folks also bring clothes and donate financially. Volunteers from Tarkio, Missouri, come monthly to help in both the Door Ministry and the lunch program. Bread, sweets, and produce are delivered weekly through Holy Family’s food redistribution program. Excess food and clothes are shared with the Beautiful Gate Ministries, and with the Winnebago Indian reservation. Clothes go too to refugees, at the door and at the CHI Health Clinic, 24th & Cuming. All our volunteers are greatly appreciated!
Jack Kelly, long-time assistant to Pattie, retired at the end of June, 2017, but continues to work some of the time. Thanks Jack!
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul funded by the Omaha World Herald’s Goodfellows, continues the annual School Socks and Underwear Voucher Program for school-age children that was held for many years by Holy Family. Many volunteers are needed to continue this important program. This year the Sock and Underwear Voucher giveaway was held on August 4th, 2018 at the Juan Diego Center, located at 5211 South 31st St.
Volunteers and donations are always needed in the Door Ministry.
To volunteer in the Door Ministry please contact our Door Minister, Pattie Fidone at 402-341-6561.
TO DONATE: Send donations to Holy Family Door Ministry, 1715 Izard St., Omaha, NE 68102, or donate online below. Mark checks For Door Ministry, or click the donate button below!