Homeless & Feeding Ministries

Erie’s Homeless population are hurting and often feel helpless. Organizations all across the city are working to provide hope, restore dignity, and provide necessary resources to help people get back on their feet. St. Mark’s is proud to partner with several local organizations to help serve the hungry and homeless. We are so thankful for these organizations who share our mission and help to change so many people’s lives.

The Haven

The Haven is a local outreach located on East 12th Street that has served Erie for 30 years. Every night, 21 men with no place to go find a place to stay at the Haven. Meals are only provided on the weekends. We pack bag lunches of sandwiches and other items to be taken to them. Everything is provided; we simply need help to make sandwiches and pack the bags! If you are interested in helping, please join us in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 service on the first Sunday of the month.

Additionally, St. Mark’s donates winter gloves each year. Over 100 pairs of gloves help keep people warm through the Erie winters.

Emmaus Soup Kitchen

All are welcome at Emmaus Soup Kitchen – no questions asked. They serve a nutritious, hot meal 5 days a week to over 200 guests who range in age from infants to seniors. Some are homeless; many live in single rooms with no cooking facilities. All who come need something Emmaus has to offer – nourishment for the body and care for the soul.

St. Mark’s volunteers on the last Wednesday of each month. Help is needed serving the meal and cleaning up.

To learn more about how you can help or be involved, contact Carly Rowe

Saturday Meals to the Homeless

Erie Episcopal has recently partnered with Church of the Cross Presbyterian Church in Fairview to offer 175 bagged lunches on Saturdays, a day when no free dinners are served in the City of Erie. Volunteers gather at the Cathedral on the second Saturday of each month to prepare sandwiches, pack bags and distribute the meals throughout the City. Help is always needed for the preparation and the distribution of these meals.

To learn more about how you can help or be involved, contact Carly Rowe