Outreach

Country Fair

The Country Fair is the resale shop located in the undercroft (basement) of the Cathedral. Open the third Saturday morning of each month, The Country Fair offers a large selection of clothing, small household appliances, and nick knacks at affordable prices.

Cesar Chavez Learning Center Reading Tutors

St. Matthew’s provides volunteers to serve as reading tutors for students at Cesar Chavez Learning Center. Tutors spend a half hour each week with one or two students using a very easily usable curriculum to assist the student with learning to read and comprehend. Interested? Contact Steve Sale at sbsale@outlook.com

Food Pantry

Each Thrusday morning for the past ten years St. Matthew’s has been giving bags of food to the needy. Food is collected on the first Sunday of each month and distributed from the Great Hall on the Henderson side of the Cathedral. The Food Pantry provides food for people who have kitchens as well as for people who have no kitchens in which to prepare food. See below for suggestions for each. For more information on the Food Pantry, please contact Robert Wooten at farfull1@sbcglobal.net.

Suggestions for those with cooking facilities:

· Bags of rice and bags of beans
· Canned fruit or vegetables
· Canned soup or stews
· Canned meats (tuna, Spam, Vienna sausages)
· Boxed macaroni and cheese or other pasta
· Peanut butter
· Hot and cold cereals
· Juice
· Powdered milk
· Baby food (jars)
· Saltines

Suggestions for those without cooking facilities:

· Fruits
· Vegetables
· Beans, pasta (lasagna, ravioli, meatballs, etc.)
· Canned meats (tuna, Spam, Vienna sausages)
· Saltines

Periodic treats:

· Individual pkgs of cookies
· Granola bars
· Nuts

General use

· Plastic spoons
· “Ziplock” plastic bags