The OLPH Salt Ministry

Serving All With Love Together

SALT brings yummy food, unconditional love, and hope for a better tomorrow to our many friends struggling with life on the margins in Baltimore City and the surrounding communities. 

A core team of parishioners kept SALT going throughout the pandemic, but as we navigate the next phase of the pandemic and the needs of the neediest among us grow, we need your help to make a difference! 

There are many ways to serve: shopping, food preparation, making coffee, picking up donuts, and serving downtown.

What do I need to do before going offsite?

Going to other locations besides working at OLPH and your home requires a few steps.

1. Adults will need to fill out a waiver. Click to download the Adult Permission Form

2. If you are bringing a child, you must fill out a waiver for your child(ren). Click to download the Youth Permission Form. Please note that if you are bringing children, one site will be designated for children to ensure people are Shield certified in the children’s group. Also, please remember that children cannot be dropped off without their parents or other authorized adult accompanying them.

3. During this time, it is essential that our volunteers sign up to serve in SALT positions before arrival. In addition, to signing up, you are also acknowledging the Assumption of Risk (attached) and adhering to the Health Assessment and Ministry Participation Guidelines noted below. Thank you for working with us to serve our neighbors in need as we try to remain safe and healthy.

4. Completed paperwork should be returned to a SALT Crew Leader on a volunteer’s first day of serving with SALT.

Where SALT Serves | Where SALT Meets

SALT serves two Baltimore City locations:

Saturday’s crew serves near The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center, located at  Fallsway 620 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202
Sunday’s crew serves outside the Powell Drug Treatment Center, located at 14 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231.

We meet in the Parish Center Kitchen Saturdays and Sundays to prep food, organize items going downtown, load up cars, and/or serve at our Baltimore City locations. You can sign-up to help prep and/or serve. This is a great opportunity to get service hours in and have some fun with other parish members.

Where does SALT serve?

SALT serves in multiple locations and a variety of ways.:

Assemble Bagged Lunches in Parish Center Kitchen
Join us any Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday afternoon between 4-7 pm.  Arrive when you can and stay for as long as you are able. Activities include bagging donuts, putting lunch items in bags, and making sandwiches. Register to assemble sandwiches by clicking here.
Prep, Load, and/or Deliver bagged lunches to Business PartnersWe will meet in the Parish Center Kitchen Saturdays and Sundays to prep food, load up cars, and/or deliver to specific destinations in Baltimore City. You can sign-up to help prep, load, and/or drive. Register to load or deliver food for the needy by clicking here. 

Friday Night Meal Ministry at St. Vincent de Paul in Baltimore City.
A team of parishioners prepares food at OLPH in the Parish Center kitchen and then delivers and serves the food to the hungry and homeless at St. Vincent de Paul Church, located at the corner of E. Fayette and the Jones Falls Expressway. On the Fifth Friday of the month, OLPH provides the entire meal which is served at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Click here to sign up to help on a Fifth Friday. Before heading downtown see “What do I do to go offsite” below. Friday Night Meal Ministry is currently paused due to COVID-19.