The Cathedral of St. Paul’s Food Pantry has served members of the Erie community for over 27 years. Those in need from State Street to Cascade Street and from 9th Street to the Bay may come on Fridays from 9:30 am – noon. Currently we serve an average of 300 families each month.
We distribute food from the major food groups and a selection of personal care products when available. Food is either purchased through the Second Harvest Food Bank or donated from individuals or organizations.
Our dedicated team of volunteers nourish bodies and souls with warm hospitality. We also provide between 2 – 12 emergency bags of food for those in immediate need.
You can help!
Non-perishable foods such as canned tuna, peanut butter, and pasta as well as personal care items like shampoo, toothpaste, soap, and deodorant, are always needed. Donations can be dropped off at the Cathedral office during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm) or at worship services on Sundays. Thank you!
The Cathedral Food Pantry is currently seeking donations of the following items: Egg Noodles or other shaped pasta (not elbows or spaghetti), Packages of Cookies, Boxes of Crackers, Canned Vegetables, Canned Chicken Noodle or Cream of Mushroom Soup, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels and All Personal Hygiene Items (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.). Donations can be brought to the Cathedral Office. Additionally, any students looking for services hours this summer are welcome on Friday mornings or as needed.