Angel Food East
In 1992, while in the midst of the AIDS crisis, three people from St. John’s decided to respond in love. They realized people affected by HIV and AIDS were so stigmatized by society that they weren’t getting food or human contact. First, they decided to collect money and deliver groceries to people. Soon, this transitioned into cooking nutritious meals in the St. John’s Kitchen and sending people out to deliver them.
Over 25 years later, Angel Food East is still at work – cooking delicious meals in the St. John’s Kitchen, recently expanding to serve our chronically ill and homebound neighbors in Kingston and the surrounding towns. Volunteers cook on Mondays and Thursdays and volunteer drivers deliver them to our approximately 60 clients. Currently we are providing over 300 meals a week.
Angel Food East works closely with many other community agencies, and is supported by various grants, the Food Bank, donations, and our annual Mac-n-Cheese fundraiser in March held at Keegan Ales.
Our volunteers are the heart of the program! St. John’s parishioners regularly participate alongside community members in this ministry – cooking, cleaning, delivering, organizing clients, leading, donating, and fund raising. Join us in caring for our community – visit the Angel Food East website and donate or register to volunteer. You can also speak to Rev. Michelle or to Lynn Dennison.