St. Matthias has a long history of ministry in the community, beginning with helping to found the Toccoa Soup Kitchen in partnership with the Presbyterian Church. Parishioners still volunteer at the weekly meals.
In 2000, St. Matthias’ Food Pantry began with an idea from the youth group. Over the years, this ministry grew steadily and at the end of 2012, it was passed on to an independent non-profit named Neighbors 4 Neighbors located in our Old Stone house. In 2011, St. Matthias’ began supporting the Food 2 Kids program, which aims to bridge the weekly weekend hunger gap by providing free sacks of child-friendly and child-specific foods that are easy to open, nutritious, and do not require any cooking.
We support community volunteer organizations and have members who are strongly involved in organizations such as Open Arms Clinic, Shirley’s Homeless Shelters, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, the Circle of Hope and the Salvation Army Angel Tree.