Summer Stewardship Opportunities

Serving those in need.

Stewardship logoLooking for something meaningful to do on Wednesdays this summer? Missed the Feed that Bus drop-off at Holy Cross? Have too much produce from your home garden? Consider these options. 

Volunteer at the Durham Community Food Pantry (Catholic Charities)

Volunteers (youth need to come with an adult) help with various tasks, from checking in clients to preparing food packages, and more. 

One recent volunteer reported that she took her teenage grandson along when she volunteered. On the way home, they had an extended conversation about poverty, and then he continued the discussion that evening with his parents. He also asked to accompany his grandmother again, the next time she volunteers. 

You don't need to bring a teen along, but youth are encouraged to volunteer. It's a great way to learn about life, earn service hour credits, and begin gaining leadership experience - a plus for college and employment applications. 

  • Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

  • Location: Durham Community Food Pantry, 2020 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 30 (near the middle of the Lakewood Shopping Center).

  • Sign up at

  • For more information, contact the Food Pantry's volunteer coordinator by email to

Feed that Bus

Can't get your donated school supplies to the Fill the Bus campaign bin at Holy Cross by August 14? No worries; you can drop them off on Saturday, August 17 at these locations:

  • 9 AM - 3 PM | Sams Club and Office Depot Parking Lot, 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd.
  • 11 AM - 2 PM | Target near Southpoint from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Options for Produce Overload

Have extra produce in your Home Garden? Or brought home more from the store than you can use? Consider donating the surplus to the Durham Community Food Pantry and the McDougald Terrace Food Pantry. Just leave your produce in the refrigerators at the Holy Cross church kitchen during office hours or after Mass. All produce should be washed, dried and packaged in plastic or paper bags, and labeled with the name of produce. 

Read about additional volunteer options here. 

Tags: Donate extra produce, Volunteer, stewardship, service opportunity for youth, Durham Food Pantry support

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