Serve Our Neighbors

Serve Our Neighbors

Reformation’s Community Action Ministry coordinates opportunities for you to serve our neighbors in need. As we move towards fall life together, help with one or all of these feeding ministries. The local need is great and everyone’s effort helps build a living faith.

Caring for Friends – formerly, Aid for Friends

This ministry serves isolated homebound persons, primarily the frail elderly, in the Greater Philadelphia area, with free daily home-cooked meals delivered weekly by volunteer visitors. The goal is to help people enhance their quality of life, maintain their independence, and remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

How can you help this fall? Attend Worship on The Way, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, and Nov. 21, and pick up container kits for meals and/or soup, fill containers with meals or soup, and return to Reformation at designated time.

Contact: Larry Filtz or Community Action Chair, Linda Bucher.

Christ Church, Upper Darby, Meal Program

This community-based walk-in meal program provides healthy meals several days a week for area residents in need. Reformation assists with serving, transporting items, and delivering meals to isolated members in the community.

To be placed on the email list to sign up to volunteer for serving in person, donating items, and delivering prepared meals, please contact Pat Donnelly.

The Well

The Well is a secure women’s shelter sponsored jointly by SEPA Synod ELCA, Presbytery of Philadelphia, and the Episcopal Diocese of Philadelphia. Reformation prepares and delivers meals for this micro-shelter serving the 12 women who reside at The Well. Due to COVID-19 the needs of The Well pivot. To learn more and be a part of a team response, contact:

Kristen Chorney

Media Food Bank

Media Food Bank in downtown Media at First Church, serves all who are experiencing food insecurity. The needs of Delaware Country residents continue to grow. How can you help right now? Shop for one extra bag of groceries each week when you go to the store. Donate shelf stable items such as sugar, flour, jars of peanut butter, canned or individually served bagged tuna or chicken, soups, dried beans or pasta, boxes of cereal, juice bottled or boxed, individually wrapped snack items for school lunches, paper products or hygiene supplies. Items may be dropped off at Media Food Bank each day Mon. to Fri. between noon and 2 pm.

Contact: Deacon Beth

The Welcome Church

The Welcome Church is a church without walls in Philadelphia located on the Parkway across from the Franklin Institute. The church was established to serve those who are experiencing homelessness. During COVID-19, services are currently being held on the last Sunday of the month. Reformation serves refreshments several times a year. Currently, bagged meals/snacks and transportable single-use beverages are requested.

Reformation’s current tentative serving dates are Nov. 29 and Dec. 27. If you would like to donate single-serving wrapped snack bars, cracker packets, or bottles/boxed juices or water, contact:

Community Action Chair Linda Bucher