Jesus’s disciples asked him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink, or when did we see you a stranger and welcome you or naked and clothe you?” And Jesus replied, “Truly I say to you, as you did so to the least of my brothers, you did so to me.”
Quincy Community Garden Coalition
St. John’s is the management and resource ministry for the Quincy Community Garden Coalition, a partnership of 13 community gardens located throughout our city. Our gardens, each with its own “Guardian,” provide outreach opportunities, ag-education, and hunger relief for many of our soup kitchens and some of the most poor and vulnerable in our community.
Horizons Soup Kitchen
Located at 224 S. 8th Street in downtown Quincy, Horizons is a 5-day-a-week soup kitchen that serves well over 100 hot meals a day. Staffed by professional and faithful leaders, and supported by hundreds of volunteers from 15 partner churches, Horizons is an independent 501(c)3 and the only full-time soup kitchen within a 100 mile radius. Horizons also provides a food pantry on Mondays.
The Salvation Army
Every year, during the holiday season, St. John’s partners with our local Salvation Army for their annual Toy Drive and Christmas Campaign. Thousands of toys are collected and organized for distribution, and our youth and adults participate in the red kettle campaign throughout the city. Proceeds help support the John Gardner Stevenson Family Emergency Shelter and Family Services Center.