“Whatever you do for the least of my people, that you do unto me.” Matthew 26:40

Dining With Dignity

Dining with Dignity is a ministry that responds to the repetitive thread throughout the Gospels, a call to serve the hungry and impoverished.  It is a program of Home Again St Johns, Inc and provides a hot, balanced and nutritious meal to the homeless and many other in our community living on the edge, a step away from homelessness.  The meal is served nightly at 6 pm on the corner of Bridge and Granada St, 365 days a year, rain or shine, in an outdoor parking lot to between 60 and 100 hungry men, women and children.

Over 40 interfaith churches, community organizations and civic groups share in this ministry.  The program is self-sustaining with each group responsible to procure, prepare and serve the meal.  St. Anastasia’s volunteers have been providing this meal on the 3rd Sunday monthly for over 7 years.  Some also help on Wednesday nights when medical services are provided by Wildflower Clinic.

There is also a meal provided indoors at Home Again St Johns, 1850 SR 207 at 4:30 pm Dining With Dignityon Sunday, Wednesday and Friday each week to between 20 and 30 homeless clients.  Showers and laundry are also provided.  A group from St. Anastasia has been handling the meal on the 3rd Friday of each month for many years.

If you would like to join us in this ministry by offering your talents (cooks are always needed) please call Al or Olivia Deinhart, 904-797-2691 or 904-687-4286 or email weezeandaj@aol.com.