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. In December, 2017, and January, 2018, almost 3000 people were served over the two months.
For the fiscal year July 2016 – June 2017:
Food Pantries – 2700 families with 3400 children were received food..
In January, 2018, 220 families, with 310 adults and 292 children were helped with a bag of food from the pantry.
Folks at 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 meat 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. Thanks to all our volunteers. They are greatly appreciated!
Jack Kelly, long-time assistant to Pattie, retired at the end of June, 2017. Thank you, jack, for your many years of service.
The sock and underwear program was on Friday, July 21, from 4-7 pm, and Saturday, July 22, from 9 am-12 noon, in 2017, at St. Vincent de Paul at 21st and Leavenworth. Parents received $20 vouchers for their children – 1,000 were given out. All were redeemed. This program is no longer a Holy Family ministry and will be offered in its entirety by The Vincent de Paul Society in 2018.
Thanks to volunteers, and the Omaha World Herald’s Goodfellows, the de Paul Society will be able to continue this annual School Socks and Underwear Giveaway for school-age children, held for many years by Holy Family. Three years ago we began a voucher program. In 2018 and the years to come many volunteers will still be needed to continue the program. Please contact Bonnie Beacom at St. Vincent de Paul to volunteer: 402-731-4577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers and monetary donations are always needed.
TO VOLUNTEER 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. Mark checks For Door Ministry, or click the donate button below!