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Helping our Community

Bread of Life Ministry

St. Anne’s Parish is a part of the Scottsville Bread of Life Ministry that was formed in 1995 by a group of dedicated volunteers from the local churches in Scottsville with the aim of working together to bring food and supplies to those in need in the community. The Bread of Life Ministry distributes food and other essentials to those who request help. Each of the contributing churches (St. Anne’s Episcopal Parish, Scottsville United Methodist, Scottsville Baptist, Scottsville Presbyterian and St. George’s Catholic Church) takes a turn at leading this group effort. (St. Anne’s months are May, September and January.) If you would like to be part of this ministry, come to the Scottsville Community Center (rear entrance) the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. to help pack up the food, and third Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. to pass out the food. For more information, please contact the parish office at 286-3437. You can also help the Bread of Life Ministry by sending a donation to:  St. Anne's Parish, P.O. Box 337, Scottsville, VA  24590 (marked Bread of Life).      2015_newsletter_BREAD_OF_LIFE_MINISTRY.pdf

 

Mobile Food Pantry

St. Anne’s Parish also supports the Mobile Food Pantry which is a joint effort of the Blue Ridge Food Bank and the Bread of Life Ministry. The Mobile Food Pantry needs volunteers on the fourth Tuesday of each month meeting at the Scottsville Farmer's Market Pavilion. Start times are 9:00 a.m. if you are helping with carts and sign-in or 9:30 a.m. if you are helping with food packing and distribution.

 

Self Care Kits Ministry

This ministry provides basic necessities to families in our community. Items requested are band aids, antibiotic ointments (Neosporin,etc.), hand sanitizers, tissue paper (boxes or individual packs), deodorant, feminine hygiene products, razors, shaving cream, shampoo, diapers, wipes, vitamins, chap stick, dish soap, laundry detergent, bath soap, and tooth brushes and toothpaste. Self Care Kits are given out at Scottsville and Yancey Elementary Schools. A collection bin for donations is in the back of the church.