The Gospel imperative to feed the hungry, care for refugees, widows and orphans, and love our neighbors is at the heart of the outreach efforts of Zion Episcopal Church.
Zion Episcopal Church organizes clothing and toiletry collections for Loaves and Fishes. This brings new and gently used clothes to those in need in New Haven. A group from Zion works at Loaves and Fishes several times a year.
We support Amistad Catholic Worker House in New Haven by making meals each month for their daily guests. We also work with our local food pantry and make weekly collections of canned and boxed food items and toiletries.
We have joined several Church World Service "CROP Walks" with the towns of Guilford and Madison. Founded in 1946, Church World Service is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian communions working together to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice among the world's most vulnerable people. 25% of the funds we raise goes directly to the Food Pantry of North Branford.
No-cost Community Dinners- POSTPONED
Come share a meal and have some fun with friends and neighbors, including those you have not yet met! These are not religious events.
While our dinners are on-hold, we will be making breakfast and lunch monthly for the Amistad Catholic Worker House in New Haven. This wonderful community makes meals for 50-60 people every day.
Donations for Loaves and Fishes collection have now resumed. They are open and accepting donations. You can drop off donations of in-season clothing any Sunday. We gather to car pool to St. Paul and St. James, in New Haven at 7:15 in the Zion parking lot several Saturdays per year. Loaves and Fishes operates each Saturday.
We will be accept donations of new or gently used MENS, WOMEN'S, and CHILDREN'S winter clothing, white tube socks, new underwear, shoes, and unopened travel size hygiene products. Please do not leave donations outside of the church building. Donations that get wet may need to be thrown out.
Monetary donations for the Food Pantry of North Branford Food can be made here.
Donations may be brought to our worship service any Sunday. There is a basket located at the back of the church for offerings of pasta, rice, canned goods and paper products. Donated items are brought forward each week to be blessed as part of the liturgy. We will bring these items to the Food Pantry for distribution. The Food Pantry is located in the lower level of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Northford.
We have been involved in many projects over the years, and we invite you to join us.