Many of you know, St. Marks is very active in providing meals to several communities in our area. Cooking Crew is not able to meet and prepare meals yet people need our services more now than ever. Below is a list of nonperishable food items that can help our friends in need. If you are able to donate from your own pantry or on your next trip to the store; all is appreciated! Drop off any items at the St. Mark’s office/front steps between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. These food items will be going directly to homes in Shreveport.
Item include: Can opener, Spaghetti and sauce, Macaroni and cheese boxes, Peanut butter, Crackers of different sorts, Cheese and crackers, Bread, Canned vegetables and fruit, Canned meat, Ramen noodles – assorted, Juice, Granola bars, Cookies, Snack cakes, chips, Cereal bars, Cereal variety packs, Canned milk, Paper towels, Toilet paper, Hand sanitizer 70% alcohol, Alcohol wipes 70% alcohol.
The Cooking Crew is a group of amazing ladies and men who volunteer their time to prepare meals as a group for those less fortunate. The monthly food we cook is used by the Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal Friendship Houses (there are 5 neighborhoods, all of which have 2 houses), The McDade House, and Project YES, which serves approximately 150 children after school every day. During the holidays, we prepare complete holiday meals for not only the Friendship Houses, The McDade House, and Project YES, but also for Woody’s Veteran Home and The Beacon House.
We cook throughout the year from August to May. Four different crews of ladies cook a ½ day each month. Our men’s cooking crew jumps in to help with the extra days of cooking which include days for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Parish Dinners, and other special occasions.