Jesus asks, “Do you love me? Then feed my sheep” (John 21:17).
The Sandwich line ministry is the largest and oldest ministry at St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The poor and hungry are served 11 am daily with soup, sandwich and dessert. By the grace of God and the generosity of parishioners, friends of the homeless and partner organizations, we feed, clothe and nurture the men and women who come to our door.
Each morning, a team of volunteers gathers in the kitchen to begin the meal-making process. Approximately sixty cups of coffee and a minimum of seven quarts of juice are prepared. One hundred and twenty sandwiches are assembled to give out. The soup maker prepares two big pots of homemade soup – enough to feed 100-200 people in need of a good meal.** Dessert is served daily and is often donated by local bakeries. In order to meet the various needs of our guests, volunteers collect coats, gloves, hats, blankets, socks, sleeping bags and sundries to provide warmth and hygiene.
Helping individuals who are living in poverty is an important part of the St. Elizabeth of Hungary community. Each person is treated with respect and dignity. Our clients are prayed for and welcomed into our church for spiritual nourishment. Jesus gave us a mission when he said, “Do you love me? Then tend my sheep.”
Donations of food, clothing and financial support are always welcome.
To donate to the Sandwich Line, click the blue Online Giving button at the top of the page and follow the directions on the online portal. Thank you!
**In the time of COVID our numbers fluctuate greatly. But our volunteers are steadfast and ready to prepare 10 meals or 150 meals as the need demands.
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As a Partner Agency with the Food Bank of the Rockies, we abide by the following policy:
The food distribution program at this location is FREE to people in need of food assistance.
- You will not be required to pay, put in volunteer hours, attend service or
- participate in any type of program to receive your food.
- If you choose to make a voluntary donation, you may do so.
- This Food Program has agreed not to engage in discrimination, in the provision of service against a person because of race, color, citizenship, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran. All clients will be treated with the utmost of respect and courtesy.
If you have any questions about this policy or have been asked to pay for food or to participate in an activity or service in order to receive food, please contact:
Food Bank of the Rockies, Manager of Agency Relations
10700 E. 45th Avenue, Denver CO 80239
Every year this ministry touches the hearts and lives of over 130 families throughout Denver and in the Eastern Plains.
Families can connect with those in need by simply picking up a basket at Christmas and filling it with goodies for one person or a family.
It’s an opportunity to join together as a family and bring joy to people in need.
To give or receive a basket, please contact the parish office.