The Pantry at All Saints

Mission and Vision

The Mission of the Pantry at All Saints is to raise awareness of, promote advocacy for, and serve people afflicted by food insecurity and poverty, and to help families in the Greater Parma area to develop economic self-sufficiency.

The Vision of The Pantry at All Saints is to be a community that provides non-judgmental welcome, nutritious food, and warm clothing to its neighbors in need, in fulfillment of the Gospel call "I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing...".

Our Partners and Services

The Pantry at All Saints is a series of multi-organizational community service events hosted by All Saints Episcopal Church in Parma, Ohio.

Mobile Pantry (The Greater Cleveland Food Bank)

In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, we have distributed more than 12,000 pounds of fresh produce to an average of 256 households every month since September 2014.  This and our soup kitchen are our original programs.

Soup Kitchen (All Saints Episcopal Church)

Our soup kitchen, which operates at the same time as our mobile pantry and clothing center, provides about 200 servings of soup to families every month.  Beverages are served as well.

Clothing Center (All Saints Episcopal Church)

Founded in 2018 and expanded in 2019, the Clothing Center distributes about 340 items of clothing every month.  Some of our clothes are handmade.  Please call the parish if you would like to donate clothes or yarn.

Nonperishable Food and Supplies (Rise in Love)

Rise in Love joins us every month to distribute non-perishable food, frozen food, household supplies, and personal care products.

Education (Aspire Greater Cleveland)

Aspire Greater Cleveland offers free adult education classes preparing students for the GED® or High School Equivalency test, English for Speakers of Other Languages courses, Citizenship test preparation, and reading classes for adult non-readers or low-level readers. We are pleased that they offer orientations to their services at our events every few months.

All Saints Episcopal Church and Rise in Love distributed a combined total of 196,257 pounds of food and 21,350 pounds of supplies in 2019.