Martha’s Kitchen is one of the parish’s primary and most visible mission activities. It is dedicated to Christ’s call to love one another and to actively fulfill the basic physical and spiritual needs of those who need our help.
It opened in 1992 with Sister Maria Elena Lopez as director and Sister Julianne Sandoval as Assistant Director. They have two more full time employees and about 20 or more volunteers Monday through Friday. They prepare, serve and clean up after the hot nutritious lunches are served to 350 to 400 hungry men, women and children.
Some volunteers come from other churches, including non Catholics and social service organizations, but the vast majority of volunteers belong to St Martha’s community. The Parish’s financial contributions are critical to the work of Martha’s Kitchen. Although some contributions come from large corporations 7 out of every 10 dollars of the money essential to keeping this ministry going come from the Sunday collection. And despite the fact that the Kitchen gets as much food as possible from the Houston Food Bank, the majority of it must be purchased from other sources.
Martha’s Kitchen is located at 322 South Jensen Dr , Houston . If you would like to give a donation or become a new volunteer please contact:
Carolanne Voltmann, Chair