What We Do
From Matthew 25:35-40
For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me. Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and gave thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and covered thee? Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee? And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.
From Luke 3: 10-11
And the people asked him [John the Baptist], saying: What then shall we do? And he answering, said to them: He that hath two coats, let him give to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do in like manner.
Taking inspiration from those scriptures, the Sodality of St John the Baptist was formed to serve the sick and the poor by providing local opportunities for people to pack food for the poor and for those facing natural and manmade disasters. When we feed the hungry, we are serving Jesus.
To that end we have committed ourselves to action and ask others to join us in fighting hunger among the poor and provide local food security in the event of local disasters. Our mission is to package highly nutritious meals to be distributed to disaster areas in the U.S. and internationally through other non-profit organizations that distribute food and meals directly to the poor and hungry.
St. Agnes Packs Food for the Poor in Haiti
Schuler Hall, The Church of St. Agnes, 535 Thomas Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55103
St. Mark's Boy Scouts Pack Food for Haiti
Church of Saint Mark 2001 Dayton Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Order of Malta Food Packing Event
Sodality of St. John the Baptist 14217 23rd Ave. N., Plymouth, MN 55447
You Can Help
Our meals are designed for use and distribution in disaster areas. They are highly nutritious and have a three year shelf life. They are rice based which is recognized throughout the world and acceptable across cultures and is easily digestible for those who have been living in famine conditions. The packaging keeps the meals safe from rodents.
Our packaging process is efficient and easy to set up, take down and have your space back within a day. It is easy to host.
Volunteers need only to commit two hours or less. It is fun and social.
Our logistics and purchasing are efficient. We have no paid staff, so donors and event sponsors/underwriters know that the donations are being well spent and reaching their target.
You can help in any of four ways: