Help by Phone
St. Matthew's maintains one of the nine Help By Phone food pantries located around Prince Georges County. St. Matthew's Help By Phone food pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Every year, we provide emergency food assistance to more than 1,000 people in the Hyattsville area. To access services through Help By Phone, call (301) 699-9009.
Aid to Needy Families at Christmas
During the Christmas season, our parishioners donate funds and gifts to help several financially struggling families. Some of the families are identified from the St. Matthew's / San Mateo parish confidentially. Two of the families are usually clients referred by The Abilities Network, a private non-profit in Silver Spring working with disabled families. Wrapping the donated gifts is a joyous part of our Christmas party every year.
Special Collections and Projects
CROP Hunger Walks are organized by the Church World Service and help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools to wells and water systems, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs - something CWS has learned through 70 years of working in partnership around the world. We participate in the Hyattsville CROP Hunger Walk every year on the first Sunday in May.