St. Matthew > St. Matthew Waxhaw Food Collection for Union County

The St. Matthew Waxhaw Food Collection for Union County ministry is looking for donations!  We are collecting food and toiletries for The Union County Shelter which is the only shelter operating in all of Union County.  The need is great – please visit their website (, to see all the amazing work they are doing and explore volunteer opportunities. This wonderful organization provides:

EMERGENCY SHELTER: The shelter serves single adults and families.  It provides short-term shelter while working with clients with their Rehousing Program to stabilize and move into permanent housing.

FOOD: The shelter provides a meal-kitchen program that prepares and serves three meals a day, 365 days a year for anyone in Union County in need. 

REHOMING: The shelter rehousing program quickly ends people’s homelessness by helping them find and move into a home in their community.

How can you help? Please drop off any of the following items in the Narthex of the Waxhaw campus before any Saturday or Sunday Masses. 

LIST OF FOOD NEEDS:  *bold items are the high demand*

  • Grits – bulk and packets
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Beans, Tuna, Chicken, Soup, Pasta, Fruit, Vegetables, Applesauce
  • Dry Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Rice
  • Mac-n-cheese


  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap/Body Wash
  • Disposable Razors/Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Deodorant

Please keep this list as the needs are perpetual. If everyone just brought one food item to Mass each week, what a blessing it would be!  Thank you and God bless you. You are making a difference!

For more information on the St. Matthew Food Collection ministry, please contact Leslie Toggweiler, at (704) 517-1945 or Megan Austin, at (704) 491-2423.