Table of Plenty
The Table of Plenty is open Thursdays from 4:30-7:00pm in the modular north of the church.
The goal of this ministry is simply to feed the hungry. Anyone from the community is welcome to shop our shelves Thursdays from 4:30-7:00pm, once a month and receive a 3-5 day emergency supply of food. On average 55 different families shop with us each Thursday evening of the month. We have over 120 volunteers including Queen of Peace School children and members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Individuals and families can help in many different ways with this ministry, for more information or to get involved, please contact the parish office.
The Table of Plenty is staffed during operation hours, in addition to picking up and delivering food from Marion-Polk Food Share and other sites. Food donations are also collected not only from Queen of Peace parishioners, but also from our neighboring churches and other organizations. It has truly been a community effort to provide needed food for our neighbors.
You can bring food donations to any Mass on the weekend. Watch the bulletin for urgent needs. Your donations help support our very own neighbors!
Oregon has the highest number of people in the US who are food insecure – not knowing where their next meal is coming from. According to Marion-Polk Food Share statistics, Last year over 24,000 Salem/Keizer residents sought help with food – over 45 percent were children. 40 percent of the need is right here in South Salem. Of the ten emergency food outlets in Salem/Keizer, The Table of Plenty is the only one located south of Mission Street.