St. Matthew > Men’s Homeless Ministry

Welcome to the Men’s Homeless Ministry at St. Matthew Catholic Church! For over 35 years, we have been dedicated to supporting Roof Above ministry in its mission to combat homelessness in our community. Our primary focus is on providing support to the homeless shelter by creating breakfast bags for the men staying there.

How You Can Help

One of the most impactful ways you can support our efforts is by contributing to our breakfast bag initiative. These bags provide essential morning sustenance to the men seeking shelter at Roof Above. To participate, simply create breakfast bags containing nonperishable breakfast items and drop them off in the ice machine room located on the first floor of the Life Center at St. Matthew Catholic Church.

Ways to Support Roof Above

While our focus is on the breakfast bag initiative, Roof Above offers a range of services to battle homelessness comprehensively. They provide temporary shelters, affordable housing solutions, counseling services, and continuing education opportunities. If you’re interested in supporting their broader mission beyond creating breakfast bags, we encourage you to visit their website for more information.

Roof Above – Uniting the community to end homelessness – Roof Above

Volunteer – Roof Above

Thank you for your compassion and support in helping us make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness in our community. Together, we can provide hope and assistance to those in need.

For more information on the Men’s Shelter Ministry, contact: Teisha Mitchell or 704-430-6176

Donation Bag Information

Please make sure to place donation bags on the top three shelves of shelving unit number one (1) marked for Roof Above- Breakfast Bags Donation.

Please fill out the clipboard with your name, date, and number of bags.
Any questions please contact Teisha Mitchell at or 704-430-6176.

Breakfast Bag guidelines:

  • Please use gallon-sized zip-loc bags for items
  • Each bag should contain
    • Plastic utensils/napkin
    • Instant coffee/hot chocolate, tea
    • At least one item from each category below:
      • Protein:
        • Nuts or trail mix
        • Individual peanut butter cups or Sun Butter cups
        • Granola bar
        • Cereal/Grain
        • Cold cereal cup
        • Oatmeal cup
        • Grits cup
        • Muffin
      • Additional Items:
        • Individual pastry
        • Individual juice
        • Bottled water
      • A personalized note with kind words is always appreciated and can feed the spirit while feeding the body.