Food Programs Through Catholic Social Services

Hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children in our community go without enough food to eat.  Catholic Social Services recognizes this challenge and has a wide range of programs that provide meals to those in need.

  • Martha’s Choice Marketplace is the largest, most visited food pantry in Montgomery County. Martha’s Choice serves more than 1,000 families and 3,500 individuals each month.  We distribute over 1 million lbs. of food yearly. Martha’s provides our clients with the dignity of shopping for the foods of their preference in a grocery store-like environment. We also provide a holistic approach to hunger prevention by providing education, and personal empowerment opportunities that recognize each person’s basic human needs and dignity. Martha’s also operates a community farm at the former St Gabrielle’s Hall.

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  • Too many people in our communities go without food.  Food insecurity is one of the main issues affecting children.  Catholic Social Services provides food for those in need at food pantries located throughout the community.  Our food pantries serve individuals and families from every walk of life. Our food pantries can be found at our area Family Service Centers.

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  • St John’s Hospice is a drug and alcohol-free emergency shelter/residence for men who are in transition from homelessness to independent living in the community. During the day Saint John’s provides a nutritious and hot noon meal for more than 325 men each weekday as well as case management services, on-site nursing services, daily showers and clothing, and a mailroom service for over 900 men. The Coffee House at St. John’s Hospice provides a safe resting and sleeping environment for an additional 27 chronically homeless men who typically avoid shelter living. The men are provided a warm meal, beverages, and use of the SJH restrooms.