Friday, December 26, 2008

St. Ignatius Loyola Shares “God’s Bounty” with a Free Meal [or 2] for the Hungry Every Month

Photo from the St. Ignatius Loyola Parish webspace.
In an effort to fill the stomachs of hungry members in their community, St. Ignatius Loyola Parish is continuing their program “Sharing God’s Bounty,” which provides a hot, free, delicious dinner to those who come for it on the fourth and fifth Wednesdays at 6 PM of every month.

The next meal date will be New Year’s Eve at 6:00 PM. A flyer the Jesuit parish has recently circulated enunciates a commitment to continue the program well into the new year.

Below, the statement at the parish webspace which describes the dinners, as well as other elements of their commitment to help the needy:
Sharing God's Bounty
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me; Amen, I say to you whatever you did for one of these least brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:35, 40)

Hot dinners are provided for anyone who is hungry on the fourth and fifth Wednesday for every month at 6:00 pm. Over the past year, more than 5,000 meals have been served. We also have clothing, books, and bags filled with nutritious and fresh food staples for our guests in need. The “Ask a Nurse” table is very successful. And, after our dinner, guests and volunteers alike enjoy BINGO games.
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A better map, at the St. Ignatius Loyola Parish website can be found here.
RT schedule, for your convenience:
From the south area: Bus #81 [sch, map] to University/65thth Street Light Rail Station. Transfer to Bus #82 [sch, map] to Morse Ave & Arden Way. Walk 1/2 block east on Arden Way to St. Ignatius Church.
From downtown/Loaves & Fishes: Bus #29 [sch, map] directly to St. Ignatius during peak hours (6am to 9am & 3:30pm-6pm). Or, Light Rail towards Watt/I80 [sch, map]; off at Arden/Del Paso station; transfer to Bus #22 [sch, map] to St. Ignatius.
From north area: Bus #80 [sch, map] or #84 [sch, map] to St. Ignatius Church.
From Carmichael: Bus #29 [sch, map] during peak hours [6am-9am & 3:30pm to 6pm] or Bus #22 [sch, map] to St. Ignatius Church.
From Food Bank /Oak Park: Bus #38 [sch, map] east to University/65th Street Light Rail station. Transfer to Bus #82 [sch, map] north to Morse & Arden. Walk 1/2 block east to St. Ignatius.

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