Hunger and Poverty
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. If you would like to get involved in any of these ministries, email Anna Broadbent.
The meals ministry 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. Nearly two decades later, "Sandwich Sunday," the third Sunday of each month, provides a full breakfast, toiletries, necessities, along with the signature sack lunch.
In 2010, Sandwich Sunday volunteers expanded the reach of our meals ministry by starting "Just Meals," 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.
Third Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
- Upcoming Meals: Jul. 21, Aug. 18, Sep. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 22
First Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
- Upcoming Meals: Jul. 2, Aug. 6, Sep. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3
Most members of St. James participates in the Christmas Basket Community Outreach Program sponsored by the ReVive Center.