All Saints Outreach News

February 2023

As we begin the season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, please remember both local and international programs that work to alleviate hunger. Here in our own community, we are serving record numbers of students through our Backpack Program which helps fill the weekend hunger gap. Internationally, our CRS chapter is working to advocate for the 2023 Farm Bill which provides funding for Food for Peace and the McGovern Dole Food for Education programs. As always, we are grateful for the many All Saints parishioners who lend their time or financial support to helping our community!


Food Bank

Neighbors served - 269

Households served - 103

Backpack Program

Students served - 920

Thank you for your continued financial support of our food programs. We are consistently serving around 230 students a week in our Backpack Program. We are also supplying food to an onsite food pantry at Walker High School. If you feel called to support this ministry, please consider donating here.


Rent assistance - 7 families

Utilities assistance - 8 families

Especially during the winter months, gas cards are needed for those who rely on their vehicle for housing. If you are looking for an easy way to give back, Fred Meyer gas cards ($20 or $25) are always in demand. Cards can be dropped off at the parish office or placed in the collection basket at Mass. Thank you!

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Model of Mercy

Patron Saint for the Unemployed

St. Cajetan is the patron saint for the unemployed. The son of a nobleman, he founded a charitable nonprofit bank designed to protect the poor from usury. He sought to save souls through living a moral life, sacred studies, preaching and tending to the sick and the poor. The Prayer to St. Cajetan for Job Seekers says, in part, “By the prayers and holy example of St. Cajetan, patron of all job seekers, encourage all those looking for work to persevere and grow in deeper trust of Your unfailing care for them. Increase in them, O Lord, the gifts of ingenuity, courage and persistence.”


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PREPARES - Open Your Heart

The PREPARES program is a nurturing response and promise to mothers and fathers who have chosen life. A promise of support and care from pregnancy to their child’s fifth birthday. This parish based program offers life-affirming services to vulnerable children and their families.

Here at All Saints, we have one trained mentor who works with families. We also offer diapers and wipes through our delivery food bank. We'd love to add more mentors to the team!

If you haven't had a chance to support their Open Your Heart appeal, click here.

Open Your Infants and Children in Need

L'Arche Tahoma Hope

Our monthly service project at L'Arche is a great way to volunteer as a family. Our upcoming dates will be March 4 and April 1 from 10-noon. Look for the sign up in the Thursday parish email, or contact Morningstar in the parish office if interested in attending.

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Care for God's Creation

Care for God's Creation this Lent with the Laudato Si Calendar. It's an opportunity to reflect and act on issues related to our social and ecological sins each week.

Save the Date - Spring Service Day

Saturday, April 22


Help us care for creation with various parish and school projects.

Sign-up coming soon!

Global Solidarity

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

Rice Bowl helps you to bring life to Lent at home through prayer, giving, and fasting.

Get inspired by the Stories of Hope. Find ideas for meatless meals. Pray with your family at home.

Fill up your bowl with money you save through your sacrifice.

75% of funds support international programs to alleviate hunger and 25% are returned to our archdiocese to support local food programs. All Saints receives Rice Bowl grants to help with our food bank, backpack program, and sandwich ministry at New Hope.

If you didn't get a Rice Bowl, you can use this label to make your own!

A Journey to 3 Countries | CRS Rice Bowl 2023

Donate your vehicle to our Ukrainian friends!

St. James Cathedral in Seattle is accompanying a Ukrainian family of six who is in need of a vehicle. Do you know of a used vehicle, large enough for six, that could be donated to this family? Please contact Erica de Klerk at or 206.382.4511.