St. Mary’s Outreach includes several programs.
Food Pantry – Mondays 4:30 PM – 6 PM
St. Mary’ s Client Choice Food Pantry, staffed by church and community volunteers, serves 50 to 60 family units every Monday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. People may select enough items for three days from various food groups, using a point system based on the number of family members. Those who use the pantry are under-employed, unemployed, or unable to work. They may visit the pantry once a month.
Each week from June to November we offer three fresh vegetables from an upstate farm, through cooperation with Just Food and the United Way. Clients can sample unfamiliar produce, and a trained community volunteer, who is bi-lingual, does regular cooking demonstrations.
Last year the pantry provided more than 35,000 meals to people of all ages, one-fourth children and one-fourth elderly.
Saturday Outreach – 12 Noon-4pm
The Outreach Soup Kitchen serves 80 to 90 homeless individuals each Saturday afternoon. Teams of volunteers prepare bag lunches, including hot soup in the winter, and take them to people on the streets and in parks in Harlem. Volunteers and homeless neighbors become acquainted with each other, and information is shared about resources and services in the area. DRIVERS WITH VEHICLES NEEDED EACH WEEK!
Free Health Clinic – Tuesdays 5 PM
There is free dental and medical clinic at St. Mary’ s on Tuesday evenings. Medical and dental students under the supervision of a physician and dentist, perform physical exams, write prescriptions, and provide information about health resources.
Movie Night – Fridays Doors open for set up at 5pm, feature plays at 6 PM, clean-up happens around 8 or 9…
Free showing of box office hits and classic favorites, complete with popcorn, every Friday night. All ages welcome (parents, please check schedule for movie ratings). Volunteers needed for equipment and snack set up, popcorn-making and clean up. Come join us!
Below is the latest movie schedule:
FREE FILMS! FRESH POPCORN! FREE FUN! ALL ARE WELCOME – JUST AS YOU ARE!
apr. 4, 2014: 12 years a slave (2013, R, 134 mins.) best picture oscar-winning story of a free black man’s abduction & fight for freedom. based on a true story. chiwetel ejiofor & an all-star cast.
apr. 11, 2014: dirty wars (2013, NR, 87 mins) journalist takes a surprising journey to expose hidden truths behind the US’s expanding covert wars. 2014 Oscar nominee for best documentary.
apr. 18, 2014 GOOD FRIDAY MARATHON (starts at 5:30pm sharp): the green pastures (1936, NR, 93 mins.) stories from the old testament with an all-black cast; son of man (2010, NR, 90 mins.) modern retelling of the life of jesus set in africa, beautifully done; jesus christ superstar (1973, G, 107 mins.) musical story of the passion of christ told from a unique perspective.
apr. 25, 2014: the hobbit: desolation of the smaug (2013, PG-13, 161 mins.) bilbo baggins & gandalf the grey continue their quest to help the dwarves reclaim their homeland. w/ martin freeman.
may 2, 2014: enter the dragon (1973, R, 102 mins.) martial artist spies on a reclusive crime lord under cover of a tournament. a must-see classic. w/ bruce lee, jim kelly.
may 9, 2014: ride along (2014, PG-13, 99 mins.) fast-talking security guard joins police officer’s 24-hour patrol of atlanta to prove himself worthy of marrying the officer’s sister. w/ ice cube, kevin hart.
may 16, 2014 double feature (5:30 start time): coach carter (2005, PG-13, 136 mins.) high school coach holds his team to an academic contract; a time to kill (1996, R, 149 mins.) young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering the men who raped his child. both w/ samuel l. jackson.
may 23, 2014: stormy weather (1943, NR, 78 mins.) young dancer and songstress showcase black entertainers of the early 1940’s. w/ lena horne, bill robinson, cab calloway, fats waller.
may 30, 2014: the secret life of walter mitty (2013, PG, 114 mins.) a disappointed daydreamer is challenged to live out a few adventures. w/ ben stiller, kristen wiig.
june 6, 2014: contact (1997, PG, 151 mins.) driven astronomer receives first message from space and fights to be on the vehicle the message describes be built. w/ jodie foster, matthew mcconaughey.
june 13, 2014: silverado (1985, PG-13, 133 mins.) a misfit group of friends come together to right injustices in a small western town. w/ kevin kline, kevin costner, danny glover.
june 20, 2014: the spook who sat by the door (1973, PG, 102 mins.) a black CIA recruit uses his skills to train a revolutionary army of his own. directed by ivan dixon.
june 27, 2014: non-stop (2014, PG-13, 106 mins.) liam neeson takes action when plane is highjacked.