Mission Sunday: Helping move 900 bags of food for the Natick Food Pantry relocation.

Mission Sunday: Helping move 900 bags of food for the Natick Food Pantry relocation.

The Natick Service Council provides information, referrals and assistance to Natick residents facing financial crises or hardship, including heat and utilities assistance, eviction prevention, holiday food and gift baskets, and donations through the Natick Food Pantry. In addition to providing financial support, St. Paul’s participates in drives for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.  Parishioners can also contribute to the Natick Food Pantry throughout the year by dropping off donations at the narthex (church entry) before Sunday services.

St. Paul’s is a founding member of Family Promise Metrowest (previously Metrowest Interfaith Hospitality Network or MIHN), a group of about 40 churches and temples that provide short-term assistance to homeless families with children.  Lodging, food, companionship, and transition assistance with a goal of helping families return to permanent residence and independence. Over 50 St. Paul’s volunteers work together to host three to five homeless families (up to 14 people) in the church for one week, three to four times a year. We serve dinner and breakfast, provide fellowship and a place to sleep.