Helping Hands is the parish outreach ministry to the poor and distressed in our community. We operate a food bank, provide financial assistance, and make clothing and small household items available for needy families in the Cocoa and Rockledge communities. There are various ways in which one can assist in this ministry. Pantry workers transport food from pick up locations to the pantry located on the St. Mary’s property. Pantry workers also stock shelves and fill bags with food for our clients. Case workers Interview clients to determine their needs and assist them in filling those needs. Technology capable volunteers assist in teaching basic computer training for clients in need of learning a specific skill to enhance their employ-ability. Other volunteers greet clients, screen them for needs, sort and display the clothing and household items that have been donated. Others are needed to keep records of those currently being served. Volunteers need to be understanding and compassionate toward those in need and be physically capable of lifting.
* Make sure you check by calling the food pantry to confirm that they still are in operation and the hours have not changed.