OLMC Social Ministry
The Outreach Office and Food Pantry
The Outreach Office and Food Pantry, which is staffed by volunteers five days a week,
assist in emergency and temporary needs of citizens in our community.
We offer support by means of the food pantry, financial aid, and problem management.
Through the generous donations of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parishioners,
we are able to provide support to over 200 families each month.
Hours Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 12-2pm; Tuesday & Friday - 9-11am
Phone Line (Open During Office Hours Only): 757-596-1727
How You Can Help
Volunteer in the Outreach Office
Parishioners can volunteer to help in many ways:
- Answering Phones
- Interviewing Clients
- Preparing Food Bags
- Calling Clients Back
Volunteer as Pantry Sorters
This ministry is a good fit for families looking to be involved in ministry together.
The Pantry Sorter ministry involves:
- Volunteering once a week on an 8 week rotation
- Approximately 208 hours of service per year
- Moving food donations from the Commons to the Food Pantry
- Sorting and organizing the food onto the pantry shelves
Donate Financially to Outreach or Donate Food Items to the Pantry
Watch the Bulletin for Current Food Pantry Needs
Personal Care Items that are always needed:
Shampoo, Deodorant, Wash Cloths, Lotion, Razors, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Toilet Paper