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Trinity Food Pantry

Trinity Episcopal Church Food Pantry  
CRC supports individuals and families facing food insecurity through Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End. We contribute fresh produce from the Mitzvah garden, donate canned goods and make financial contributions.
The Pantry provided 9,600 individuals with groceries in 2019. Pandemic relief has helped many but the more than 5,500 who used the Pantry in 2020 have fallen through the cracks. The people continuing to use the Pantry are some of our neediest neighbors.
Please help by donating these needed items:
  • Chili with beans
  • Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle soup (it goes further than soup in ready-to-eat cans)
  • Men’s deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Bar soap
  • Toothpaste, regular size
  • Canned tuna in water
  • Dry pasta
  • Mac and cheese in a box
As Trinity advises us of their changing donation needs, we will publish updated announcements in the bulletin. Please do not donate items that have not been requested, as we want to give what is needed and Trinity requests!
Drop Off:
Please bring your donations to Debra Schuster (314-913-4824) in University City (off Delmar) or Lisa Schlesinger (612-695-6195) in Ladue (Ladue Road and Dielman).
Call or text to let us know when you are dropping off your donation and we will share the
address and details.
Contact Lisa (612-695-6195) if you would like your donation picked up from your home.
We plan on delivering donations to the Pantry on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.
If you would like to make a financial contribution directly to the pantry, here is the donation
link for Trinity. You can specify Food Ministries as the fund to receive your contribution.

Ongoing Opportunities with CRC

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Mitzvah Corps

Are you looking for a way to help other CRC members? Whether you’d like to cook, drive, or just visit, the Mitzvah Corps needs you! Click the button below to learn more.

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Tikkun Closet

The tikkun closet is always in need of people to help organize the donations and make sure the closet is always stocked with food and clothes.  This is a great opportunity for busy people to make a huge difference in our community without a major time investment.
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St. James Commissary

When you order from Instacart or other delivery services please order an extra box of groceries for households in need, if you are able. Instruct the delivery service to send the box to St. James Church, 4301 St. Ferdinand Ave. St Louis, MO 63113 (use the red side door). They will make sure the food gets to the vulnerable families.

DONATIONS REQUESTED: Canned Goods, Water, Paper Items, Cleaning Items, Sanitary Items (such as diapers and feminine hygiene needs), Non-Perishables Items—pastas, rice and beans, Family Hygiene Products and Boxes/Bags to be used for deliveries.

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Challah Bakers

If you love to bake, this is the opportunity for you! Our challah bakers come in weekly to make delicious CRC challah, which we then sell as a fundraiser for the shul. 

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Office Volunteers

Our office volunteers are an important part of how we keep the wheels turning. On any given day, an office volunteer will answer the phone & transfer calls, assist our Tikkun Closet visitors, stuff envelopes, and/or do special projects to assist the staff.

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Green Team/Mitzvah Farm

Because of our Green Team, CRC met the requirements to become a Green Faith Synagogue! Get involved by working on projects that help us be as green as possible and keep our earned status as a Green Faith Congregation.

Among other opportunities, you could work on the CRC Mitzvah Farm and grow veggies for our neighbors in need.

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