Single Servings of Service

Single Servings of Service allows parishioners to volunteer in a meaningful way without making a long-term commitment. This service program allows St. Matthew’s to reach out in service to a wider community, since recipients of single servings of service are a variety of nonprofit service agencies that serve different populations within the Washington, D.C. area. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to

Details about each event are announced in the parish bulletin, on the parish website calendar and on the parish Facebook page as the event date approaches. The Social Justice's newsletter and the Young Adult Ministry email list also are used to announce events.

If you would like to lead a group for any event, please contact Franz Kuo at Leaders serve as the point of contact for participants. 

Past Service Events

[title]At left, a St. Matthew's group helped out at the Capital Area Food Bank, preparing and boxing hundreds of food packets and helping to sort food donations. 

We also prepared meals for patients at Christ House in Columbia Heights. Christ House provides 24-hour personal care for sick, homeless people to help break the cycle of homelessness.

A group from St. Matthew's has prepared food at another local charitable organization, the soup kitchen at DC Martha's Table volunteersCentral Kitchen

At right is a Single Servings of Service group at Martha's Table

Upcoming Service Events

  • July 13, 9am - Common Good City Farm, help with "chores" for a garden that provides fresh food in the neighborhood
  • July 14, 2:30pm - Summer Supper for the Homeless (see next paragraph)
  • August 3, 5:30pm - Dinner with L'Arche, share a meal and get to know the people living in these communities

A regular fixture of this service program is the Fall Feast of Treats and another in the Summer Supper for St. Matthew’s homeless friends. Volunteers help to set up, serve the meal, provide hospitality to our guests, and clean up afterwards; make or purchase food for the dinner; and/or give a donation towards food and supplies. Watch for these events in the parish bulletin or contact Nancy Lutz at

The Adopt-a-Family program has single service opportunities for Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.


For more information, contact Norma Canedo at