For ways to help, please reach out to Gena Vallee at gvallee@st-gregorys.com

About Us

Our Team

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Our amazing team of volunteers are committed to helping others. We are always looking for anyone with servant hands & hearts to help those in need. 

We welcome volunteers of all ages!

Though Meals with Meaning is a ministry at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, anyone can help. We have folks from other faiths join us regularly. 

Services we offer

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Meals with Meaning offers the following for those that need food or personal essentials:

 

Emergency Food Pantry 

Open Weekdays 10 AM - 12 PM

We provide our guests access to non- perishable food items.


“Give-On-The-Go” Sunday lunches

Every Sunday 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Hot lunch is served as well as access to our hygiene cabinet, socks & undergarments. 


Sharon’s Supper - 4th Sunday of the Month  Doors open at 4:00 PM for appetizers. Dinner begins at 4:30 PM and ends at 6:00 PM. We have a full sit down meal complete with salad, drinks and desserts.


Food4Thinkers Backpacks Volunteers meet (during the school year) on Wednesday afternoons at Hammock Point Elementary school in Boca Raton. The volunteers pack 200+ backpacks filled with food donated by Boca Helping Hands. The backpacks are distributed to the children on Fridays so they have access to food over the weekend.  


For more information, please reach out to the Outreach coordinator for St. Gregory’s Meals with Meaning, Gena Vallee. She can be reached at 561-395-8285 or email gvallee@st-gregorys.com 


Our Mission

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 Meals with Meaning provides tangible items to those in need while also giving and sharing the love that God has given to us. We have the privilege to serve those that are food insecure and in need of a helping hand & loving hearts. 


 For more information, please reach out to the Outreach coordinator for St. Gregory’s Meals with Meaning, Gena Vallee. She can be reached at 561-395-8285 or email gvallee@st-gregorys.com  

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Emergency Food pantry ~ Weekdays 10 AM to 12 PM

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Our Emergency Food Pantry is open Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 12 PM in our church office. 

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Our pantry is filled with non-perishable food items. 

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Donations of non-perishable food items are always welcome. Drop off at the church office Attention: Gena Vallee Outreach coordinator.

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Our food pantry is open to ALL. Anyone in need of assistance should stop into our office Monday thru Friday 10 AM to 12 PM and someone will happily assist you. 

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Our Food pantry averages 225+ guests monthly. As our volume of guests increase our need for supplies & volunteers increase as well. Consider volunteering, your heart will thank you. 

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 Volunteers needed, our Food Pantry needs restocked on a daily basis in the afternoon, which generally takes less than 30 minutes to accomplish. Please reach out to Gena Vallee Outreach Coordinator. 

GIVE-on-the-go ~ 1:15 PM to 1:45 Pm Every Sunday

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We provide a hot meal every Sunday 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

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We provide sandwiches and other to-go items so guests can enjoy a meal later that day as well.

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During our Sunday Give-on-the-Go lunches we offer our guests access to our hygiene cabinet which offers a variety of items that help our guests maintain healthy hygiene habits in a dignified manner.

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During our Sunday Give-on-the-Go lunches we offer our guests access to our undergarment cabinet. This allows our guests to receive a new pair of socks and underwear every week.

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Through our Interfaith partnership with B'Nai Torah's TLC group, we periodically have hairstylists available to our guests. This is yet another way that we are able to fill the needs of those in our community which most often go far beyond food.

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Through our Interfaith partnership with B'nai Torah's TLC group, led by Summer Faerman, she arranged for the donation of hundreds of sneakers from a local runners club to be offered to our guests. We frequently have access to clothing donations that are put out for our guests at our Give-on-the-Go lunches

Food4thinkers backpacks ~ Wednesdays ~ Hammock Point School

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Completed Food4Thinkers backpacks ready to be given out.

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Food4Thinkers Backpacks Volunteers meet (during the school year) on Wednesday at 1 PM at Hammock Point Elementary School in Boca Raton.

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The volunteers pack 200+ backpacks filled with food donated by Boca Helping Hands.

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 The backpacks are distributed to the children on Fridays so they have access to food over the weekend.   

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These backpacks contain non-perishable foods that would feed the child for the entire weekend.



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Parental or guardian permission is required to enroll a child in this program.