New food pantry a ministry of the Cathedral

March 19, 2015

Joseph’s Place food pantry to open March 25

Joseph ‘s Place, a new food pantry housed in the former Sacred Heart convent at 287 Flower City Park, will open on Wednesday March 25Joseph’s Place is a ministry of the Cathedral Community, a Roman Catholic parish that worships at Sacred Heart Cathedral. More than 40 volunteers have signed up to assist with food collection and distribution.

The pantry will be open on the second Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m., and on the fourth Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Joseph’s place will serve residents of the Maplewood and Edgerton neighborhoods. Recipients must show ID and proof of residence, and may receive food and paper products once a month.

Initially, Joseph’s Place will distribute a wide variety of non-perishable food products and paper goods.

“We hope this will be a place where people can get connected to other folks who can help them get the services they need,” says Marcus Ebenhoe, social ministry coordinator for the Cathedral Community. “We hope Joseph’s Place will be about building relationships.”