Pinellas Hope


Located at 126th Ave. North, Pinellas Park, this is a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. This project was founded in 2007 as a pilot for providing temporary shelter and assistance for homeless men and women.

Description: St. Catherine of Siena parish has been volunteering with the cooking and serving of dinners for the people living at Pinellas Hope. Volunteers work with a core group that have the experience of planning, purchasing, cooking, and serving the meals.

Requirements: Volunteers should be able to handle large, heavy containers of food for both preparation and serving.

Time Commitment: Prepare/Cook: 1:30 - 4 PM or Serve 4:15 - 6 PM one Sunday a month, as often as you can make it.

Helpful Attributes: Volunteers need good stamina, organizational skills, work well in a group, and have good communication skills. Smiles are very helpful!

Activities: Preparation of meals, delivery, and serving to the people at Pinellas Hope.

Contact: Elaine Pettit, 727.599.6351 (Cell) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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