BLESSING OF WAREHOUSE AND VOLUNTEERS OF ST. MARY OF EGYPT FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTER
On Saturday, January 21, 2023, the Venerable Protosyngelos Sava (Vukajlovic) from the New Marcha Monastery in Richfield, Ohio blessed the warehouse and its volunteers of St. Mary of Egypt Food Distribution Center with their presence and with Holy Water commemorating the Orthodox Feast of our Lord’s Theophany.
Father Sava not only blessed the warehouse and its volunteers, but also anointed each volunteer with myrrh from the tomb of St. George the Great Martyr. The volunteers experienced great joy, peace and felt double blessed when they went home. St. Mary of Egypt Center has been a member of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank since 1997.
A variety of canned goods and other shelf-stable food items, fresh produce, frozen meats, and breads are regularly purchased from the Food Bank, supplemented by other local donors and are bagged and distributed every month by volunteers. Interim emergency distribution is arranged as needed.
Over the past twenty-five years, thanks to loyal donors and volunteers, St. Mary of Egypt Center has distributed over 1,000,000 lbs. of food.