Hunger and Poverty
St. James Meals began in the early 2000s when St. James Sunday School teachers wanted to give our children opportunities to help others. The children made sandwiches and packed lunches to be handed out once a month. Two decades later, a brunch on the third Sunday of each month provides a full breakfast, toiletries, necessities, along with a sack lunch.
In 2010, Sandwich Sunday volunteers expanded the reach of our meals ministry by starting a lovingly-prepared dinner that first hosted seven guests. Now, on the first Tuesday of every month, the meal hosts around 150 guests. We are always looking for people who care about serving our underserved neighbors.10% of every dollar received at St. James goes out to the world to help communities in need. Part of the core mission of the church is preparing meals for the hungry, turning strangers into neighbors, and sharing the joy of Christmas with our fellow Chicagoans. St. James Meals is one of the primary outreach ministries of St. James Cathedral. Grounded in our understanding of our faith and the Gospel we do our best to feed our neighbors twice a month:
- First Tuesdays serving from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Third Sundays serving from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.