We are one of very few organizations that serve the poor and/or those alone on Thanksgiving Day. There are volunteer opportunities to donate food; help us with meal preparation; pack and deliver meals; and/or set-up, serve and clean-up. Dinner is served from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, San Antonio, Florida. Call the Monastery at (352) 588-8443 if you would like to volunteer and/or donate. Volunteers often join us for the dinner as well. All those who participate in this day truly feel a sense of fellowship and thanks giving.
The 2017 dinner was our 22nd year providing this home-cooked festive meal and loving fellowship. We had 220 attendees and delivered to 108 home-bound and those at the local abuse shelter.
Aquaponics/Hydroponics Producing healthy organic food for the community was the beginning of our aquaponics program in 2014. Our volunteers have loved helping S. Miriam who oversees the project. We have had missionaries, church leaders and others from all parts of the globe visit. The program has now grown to also provide special Training Workshops which are for those who want to learn how to grow healthy food. Check out the Aquaponics Training page for the details on the next training.
An evening that benefits DayStar Hope, a local food pantry for the needy. You can be a part of the soup supper by donating food and alms and/or join the Sisters in contributing volunteer time at DayStar .
Christmas Adopt a Senior
Contribute food and wrapped gifts for seniors who would not otherwise have a Christmas to remember. We also provide gifts for the elderly at a nearby nursing home where one of our Sisters resides.
The volunteer workers at Habitat for Humanity love Sister Donna’s home-baked bread. Help is needed with food donations and preparation – learn to make bread too!