Social Service Groups Within & Outside the Parish
Manna Pantry is a Yukon Community organization that helps provide non-perishable food items for those in need. On the first weekend of each month, St. John parishioners are asked to bring a specific type of item to Mass to donate to Manna Pantry. In addition, the Manna Pantry needs volunteers to help with distribution of the items at the downtown Yukon location.
Yukon Mobile Meals
The Yukon mobile meals program provides a noon delivered mealsto individuals who are: Primarily homebound; Unable to easily prepare nutritious meals; Without consistent daytime assistance from another person; and Who live within the city limits of Yukon. Yukon Mobile Meals incorporates into its service more than the just a meal - they bring friendship, a sense of security and hope - helping people enjoy their independence of living in their own homes. They prepare and deliver between 75-90 meals each weekday.
Yukon Mobile Meals works with a team of volunteers to prepare, package and deliver meals and smiles each day to assist the elderly, disabled and homebound. Volunteers are truly the heart of the program. To join our team of volunteers and help support this vital community service program with a gift of time, money and/or talent. We would love to add you to our volunteer base.
Compassionate Hands was organized in 1993 by the Yukon Ministerial Alliance, business leaders and concerned citizens. Compassionate Hands reaches out to Yukon to strengthen cooperation in local mission work. Compassionate Hands serves Yukon as a clearing house, networking service, and referral agency to provide services, support and to foster hope for self-sufficiency.They are always in need of volunteers.
Please vist http://www.compassionatehandsyukon.com/ to learn more.
119 South 6th Street
Sister BJ’s Pantry
Volunteers participate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at the OKC downtown to feed, and clothe the poor and hungry. Sr BJ is a nun that has dedicated her life for those in need and started the pantry as a safe haven and a place to have a light meal and obtain clothing items.
Sr. BJ say it best... “Our mission is that of being of immediate but effective service to the homeless in all their needs, material and spiritual, until they can find some others who can help them in a better and more lasting way.”
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