St. David’s has several ministries that support the Page community and surrounding area of the Navajo reservation. The church houses the food bank and the soup kitchen and is the central point of groups, such as the Salvation Army and the Circle of Page.
The Food Bank
The food bank provides 500 emergency food boxes to families each month, feeding thousands of people. Volunteers donate over 200 hours a month stocking shelves, sorting donated food, packing boxes and assisting participants.
Low income participants may receive one emergency food box each month. USDA food is available to those meeting TFAP or TANF eligibility. Additional bread, produce, meat, and dairy products are distributed when available.
Healthy Meals Soup Kitchen
A free, hot and healthy meal is available without any income restriction to anyone in the community. Approximately 1,000 meals are served to children, hungry families, the homeless and transients each month.
Healthy Meals also serves Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter dinners with all the trimmings to more than 300 guests each year.
Approximately 200-250 volunteer hours are donated for food preparation, serving and clean-up each month.
The Page Unified School District identifies children (K-12) who have limited access to food outside of school, and these children are sent home each Friday with backpacks full of food. The backpack serves as a way to protect the child’s dignity, and items are divided in a way that older children may carry heavier items while younger siblings have lighter backpacks. St. David’s donates $6,000 annually to this program so children in the community don’t go hungry.
Hours of Operation
- Tuesday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please contact the Circle of Page at (928) 645-9533, or you can donate through PayPal.