Community Outreach

Food Bank

5 Cities Christian Women’s Food Pantry (St. Barnabas was a founding member over 30 years ago) operates 5 days a week, providing non-perishable food to those in need. Contact: Lucille Shepherd—call church 489-2990

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is a volunteer organization that works with corporate and non-profit sponsors to see that no one in the county goes hungry. Contact: Rev. Valerie Hart

Food for the Poor is the third-largest international relief and development charity in the United States, feeding 2 million poor every day.
Contact: Rev. Valerie Hart

Meal Provision

5 Cities Meals on Wheels  prepares and distributes meals to those who are either completely or partially homebound.  A Thrift Store outreach recipient.
Contact: Donald Frommelt—

People’s Kitchen is a volunteer program that makes and serves food every day of the year to people in need in the Five Cities area with 35 different teams and over 300 volunteers actively involved each month.
Contact: Stacey Cox –

Homeless Services and Housing

5 Cities Homeless Coalition – a 501c-3 non-profit whose goal is to build and staff a day facility to serve the needs of the homeless in south county.
Contacts: Fred Wolf –  or Rev. Valerie Hart –

Habitat for Humanity’s ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by building adequate and basic housing –
Contact: Mike Britton –

Homeless Kits program started in 2002 and volunteers  at St. Barnabas assemble and distribute to the Homeless Project of the Community Health Clinics (CHC) of the Central Coast.
Contact – Marilyn Nelson

Maxine Lewis Overnight Shelter has on site capacity for 49 persons with an additional 20 to 30 at an “overflow facility”. A Thrift Shop outreach recipient –
Contact: Donald Frommelt

Women’s Shelter Program’s goal is to stop the cycle of violence by providing crisis intervention, emergency shelter, advocacy, treatment, prevention and education.  A Thrift Shop outreach recipient –
Contact: Donald

Community Action Partnership aims to empower individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination through a comprehensive array of community-based programs and actions. A Thrift Store outreach  recipient – Contact: Donald

Local and International Missions

African Team Ministries is an intermediary between African and American churches selling handcrafted East African items to fund children’s education in East Africa.– Contact: Rev. Valerie Hart –

Robin Denney Mission – Robin is an Episcopal missionary, working as the Agriculture Consultant for the Episcopal Church of Sudan.
Contact: Robin’s blog at:

Hospice Care

Hospice Partners of the Central Coast is a non-profit, State licensed, Medicare and Medi-Cal certified hospice that provides a comprehensive and progressive hospice program, including hands-on hospice care. A Thrift Store outreach recipient –
Contact: Donald


Child Development Center is a child abuse intervention, prevention, and treatment program for families. A Thrift Store outreach recipient –
Contact: Donald Frommelt—

Sunday School is part of the 10AM service with multi-level instruction and involvement by a large portion of the congregation.
Contact: – Tracy Scovil –

Literacy Council

The Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County is a nonprofit organization committed to assisting adult learners and their families in the development of English language communication skills. A Thrift Store outreach recipient –
Contact: Donald Frommelt—

Pastoral Concerns

Pastoral care group provides the means by which our parishioners render some tender loving care to each other in times of need through prayer for family and friends of parishioners.
Contact: Carol Wilcock –

Children’s programs – Family oriented programs throughout the year and vacation bible school for 1 week in August. On hold during the shut down.

Prison Ministry

Prison and Jail Ministry provides ministration to those imprisoned within our geographical region. Contact – George Hauser –

Senior Care

Arroyo Grande Care Center is a nursing home with 99 beds based at 1212 Farroll Avenue. A Thrift Store outreach recipient – Contact: Donald Frommelt—

Caring Callers volunteers make free weekly in-home visits that provide reassurance and comfort to homebound older persons, and help the somewhat functionally impaired remain in their residence. A Thrift Store outreach recipient –
Contact: Donald Frommelt

Thrift Shop is a volunteer run organization of the church whose mission is to give back to the community which supports our ministry through contributions and patronage by donating 20% of the shop’s gross sales (after California state sales tax) to a local, charitable organization.
Contact: Mary Ann Hjalmarson –

Episcopal Church Ministries

Brotherhood of St. Andrews’ mission is to introduce men’s ministry to all parishes in The Episcopal Church and Worldwide Anglican Communion.
Contact: TBD

Episcopal Relief and Development is an international relief and development agency that responds to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church of the United States. Contact: Rev. Valerie Hart –

Healing Order of St. Luke is part of an international, interdenominational community of healers who pray and anoint with oil for those in need of healing in body, mind and spirit.- Contact: Rev Valerie Hart –