The Midnight Run is a ministry that helps clothe and feed the homeless in New Haven and beyond. A group of women from St. John’s, referred to as “The Sandwich Ladies” meet weekly during the cooler months and monthly in the summer to make sandwiches and bag snacks and any other donations that are given to this cause. These donations are delivered to a woman from Holy Infant R.C. Church in Orange to be combined with their offerings. Her volunteers deliver them to the appropriate places in the New Haven Area.
We also collect coats and warm clothing during the winter months, toiletries, socks and underwear to be delivered with the food. Women’s clothing is delivered to Beacon-on-the- Hill housed in Our Lady Of Victory Church in West Haven, and the men’s clothing is dispersed between the shelters in New Haven. Last winter between the two churches we were able to put coats on 297 men.
This ministry is a great example of everybody working together to help those less fortunate.