Soup Kitchen: Every Friday night for over 26 years we have offered a free dinner to anyone who comes. Teams of 12-16 people purchase supplies, prepare, and serve a meal to over 100 people.
Clothes Closet (coordinated by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew’s) We offer our Friday dinner guests the opportunity to select clean clothes from our clothes closet. Our greatest demand is for men’s clothes appropriate to people struggling to find safe shelter.
Pathways of Hope & New Vista: We collect canned food for the pantry at Pathways of Hope, a Fullerton Interfaith community effort. We’ve added fresh vegetables and fruits with our Seeds of Hope ministry.
Orangewood Children’s Home: Throughout the year we have different initiatives to provide for the foster children awaiting homes at Orangewood Children’s Home. Jeans, blankets, toiletries.
Project Hope: We provide diapers, pajamas, and other essential needs for homeless families served by Project Hope.
Get On the Bus: Support and enable children to visit their parents in prison.
Kairos: We provide meeting space for the Kairos ministry that offers support to families with family members in jail or prison.
Seeds of Hope Garden: There is a significant and growing need for nutritious food for the poor in Orange County. The congregation of St Andrew’s enthusiastically expanded our mission in response to the nutrition and hunger issues among the poor in our community. Our answer: to turn 11,700 square feet of our front lawn into an urban garden. We are growing boatloads of food – yes, boats. Instead of the typical raised beds, will have 50 boats loaded with plantings and harvest of nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables. Jonathan Duffy Davis (biologist and farmer ) consults with us on the plantings. All of the food harvested goes to three local food banks that feed 1,400 people each week. Being on the busiest street in Fullerton, CA, we have made a big splash, other groups are joining in to help feed the growing numbers of impoverished families. This is our Seeds of Hope garden.The garden has been designed by a prominent LA landscape architect, Mark Rios, of Rios Clementi Hale Studios. He has donated all of his services to this project. The design renders a beautiful park like setting. We want to nourish the community in other ways as well – especially educationally. We anticipate classes on gardening and maximizing nutrition in cooking.