The St. Juliana Food Pantry was developed to assist Married Students and their families while attending St. Herman Theological Seminary.
Since these seminarians are on food stamps and only receive funds provided by their sponsors on the Adopt A Seminarian project, there are many times when staff have to find the funds to assist with purchasing food, diapers, toiletries, and other necessary paper supplies in order to provide for the students and their children.
The St. Juliana Food Pantry began in January 2006. Thanks be to God - through our generous donors, the pantry is fully stocked by ongoing donations to Outreach Alaska.
A room was remodeled for this project including a new floor, wiring, and new paint. New shelves and storage containers were purchased and the St. Juliana icon was hung during All Saints of Alaska Feast Celebration - September 2006! Over $5,000 was donated to establish this project that will help provide food and baby supplies to the married students' and their families of St. Herman Theological Seminary. An ongoing project of Outreach Alaska - The New Alaska Mission, $6,000 must be raised every year to maintain supplies for the St. Julianna of Lazarevo food pantry.
If you would like to assist with the feeding of the seminarians and their children, and would like to send a check, please send your donation to:
2421 Perry Ave.
Designate your donation for "Food Pantry". Please contact us with any questions.
In November, 2013, Outreach Alaska was contacted by SeaShare - a nonprofit organization that generates seafood donations around the country. They have been working with fisherman, processors, the Baptist Mission and the Brother Francis Shelter in Kodiak for several years. SeaShare expressed that they had more seafood than those two centers would be able to distribute. This was 200+ pounds of frozen, H&G Halibut. These smaller fish had been headed and gutted, then frozen. They were being offered at no cost if Outreach Alaska could arrange to pick them up at a local processor in Kodiak.
St Herman Theological Seminary was immediately contacted and asked if they could use this fish, and if they had freezer space for the donation. Arrangements were made with SeaShare and St. Herman Theological seminary for this seafood to be given to the St. Julianna Food Pantry at the seminary. On November 5, SeaShare generated a release of the fish for the seminary, and the seminarians/staff were able to pick up this wonderful bounty in time to fill the freezer for the Nativity Fast. We are hopeful for future contributions to the St. Julianna Food Pantry.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35