Serve the Community

Community Dinners

The Community Dinner ministry welcomes all who are hungry, lonely, need companionship, or need shelter for a few hours. Community dinners are served at 6 pm on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of every month. The women and men who are our guests for community dinners are our sisters and brothers and God is in them. All are children of God, made in his image.

Parishioners and friends from the community come together and donate 3 or 4 hours to provide, prepare, set up and serve a meal, and clean up afterward. They do this because they believe this is what Jesus would have them do. There are many opportunities to help. For more information or to be put on the Community Dinner mailing list, contact Loren Weatherly at, or Lyle Gramling at

Sermon on Homeless Ministries

Community Dinner Volunteer Duties
Community Dinner Captain


The PilgrimageSAC ministry provides a night of sanctuary for members of the community and the homeless on the 4th Wednesdays each month.  We average 150+ guests per night. Volunteers prepare the food, providing dinner and breakfast.  The guests check in as early as 4:30 p.m.  Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m., volunteers then do clean up.  The men stay overnight in the Great Hall and the women stay upstairs.  The doors are closed at 9:00 p.m. for the night. The two volunteers that spend the night prepare breakfast; it is served at 6:00 a.m.  The guests then clean the Great Hall, mopping the floors and clean the bathrooms.   Everyone leaves by 7:15 a.m.  This is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community.  The PilgrimageSAC ministry has a variety of volunteer opportunities, for more information, click here.


If you can’t work, but would like to help, you can donate supplies as needed:

Food supplies, paper cups, and napkins – bulk items are always welcome. Supplies can be dropped off anytime at the church office.

The ministry always needs:

  • Coffee
  • 10-lb bags of sugar
  • Large containers of creamer
  • Oatmeal and dry cereal
  • Styrofoam coffee cups
  • Paper bowls
  • Each Wednesday also needs 4 gallons of milk.

For more information or to be put on the PilgrimageSAC mailing list, contact: Jessie Orgambide at or Deacon Steve Skiffington at (916)204-4955 or

Sermon on Homeless Ministries

River City Food Bank

Entering the fifth decade of service, River City Food Bank began as a small food closet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, was nurtured by the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and Trinity Cathedral and grew into a trusted community resource, open to all residents of Sacramento County, five days a week.  Today many people from Trinity Cathedral volunteer at the River City throughout the week; our youth group members regularly a volunteer one Sunday a month. The food bank provides a three day healthy and nutritious supply of food through contributions from generous individuals, businesses, the faith community, private foundations and a stellar team of weekly volunteers.


From the very beginning, River City Food Bank operated on the principle that “no one should be hungry.”  Today the food bank provides a three day supply of healthy food and also offers the following programs:

  • Nutrition Classes
  • Food Stamp Outreach assistance
  • BackSnack Program to alleviate childhood hunger
  • Giving Fresh and Growing Circle Program

Location:  1800 28th Street, Sacramento, CA  95816

Phone:  916-446-2627

Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday:  11:30 am to 3 pm


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Family Promise at Trinity

The mission of Family Promise Sacramento is to transition homeless families into stable housing and jobs, with the long-term goal of teaching them to live independently. It depends on a network of churches, which includes Trinity Cathedral, a founding member, to provide shelter to the families one week at a time, four times a year. The families have dinner and spend the night at the Great Hall before they return to the Family Promise center the following morning, where they receive counseling and job training or attend school or work.

We are seeking volunteers who can cook or bring dinner for the families; help set up the Hall, serve meals, and clean up the kitchen; or spend the night in the Hall to make sure the families are safe and comfortable. We also need volunteers at the end of the week to pack the Family Promise trailer, wash the bedding, and haul the trailer to the next host church.

Please watch the bulletin or the Sunday program insert for the Family Promise announcement, or look for the sign-up poster which appears in the Great Hall one month prior to the host week. For more information on Family Promise and volunteer opportunities, please check the FAQ available at the cathedral office.

For more information, please contact Deacon Donna Arellano, Outreach Coordinator,

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