ESM Food Collection

The First Sunday of every Month: 
ESM depends on First Pres for our large food collection the first Sunday of each month.  Will you help collect the food at one of our stations - Weber Street parking lot, Bijou Street (main) entrance, or the plaza entrance?  The time commitment is short and it is a great opportunity to meet and greet people as they drop off their donations.  Time shifts are 30 minutes prior to each service: 7:50 - 8:20; 9:15 - 9:45, or 10:20 - 11:10. 



The first Sunday of each month we collect food for the pantry at ESM to feed the hungry.  

 Most needed items for ESM

  • tomato sauce
  • diced tomatoes
  • jelly
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • ramen noodles
  • macaroni & cheese
  • pasta
  • peanut butter
  • diapers - all sizes




In-take counselors who meet one-on-one with clients to determine needs and how ESM can provide services.  Volunteer chooses hours M - F between 9;00 - 11:30 or 12:30 - 3:00.  Orientation and training provided.

Housing Department  Counselor - one-on-one with clients to determine rent or utilities assistance needs and how ESM can help.  Volunteers needed Tueday evenings, 5:00 - 7:30.  Orientation and all training provided. 

On call volunteers - willing to be called "as needed" when regular volunteers are sick or on vacation. 

Shower Attendant If you have a few extra hours a week you could volunteer for a shift registering people and giving towels & instructions as they come for showers. Must be 17 or older.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Carolyn McDole, 228-6782.