St. Thomas’ Shines on CBS News

Aug 23, 2022 | Stories from the Diocese

St Thomas Shines

As part of a larger story on the economy, CBS News paid a visit to St. Thomas’, Richmond, to talk with their Food Pantry Director Kristin Cummings and the pantry’s clients about the ongoing demand for emergency food assistance as high gas and grocery prices continue to take a heavy toll on working families.

Last year, parish volunteers at St. Thomas’ Food Pantry distributed groceries to 24,530 people. In the first half of 2022, St. Thomas’ has seen a 48% increase in new clients. Food Pantry volunteers work especially hard to offer fresh produce.

Pantries in churches around the Diocese are indispensable to our communities, ensuring that the we are living into our Baptismal Covenant to serve neighbors in need.

WATCH: Strong July jobs growth defies recession fears – CBS News. St. Thomas appears at the 2:30 mark in the video.