Our St. George "MARILENA'S MEALS":

"I was hungry and you fed me."

Matthew 25:35

Our Marilena's Meals program at St. George feeds those in need in New York City. We meet downstairs in the church hall to prepare meals and then travel together to locations in NYC to distribute them. Volunteers are welcome to help with preparation and/or distribution.

Preparation of meals usually runs from 10:15am - 11:00am in the church hall. We aim to leave the church by 11:45am. Distribution of meals takes place from approximately 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Volunteers are transported to Penn Station (or another distribution location).

Please see May Vlachos or Marilena Lekas, or email May at marilenasmeals@gmail.com with questions, or to sponsor (or partially sponsor) a month.

Thank you to Bombas socks and Melina Morris for their generous sock donation (www.bombas.com). Socks are one of the number one items that are requested. Thanks to Bombas and Melina, we will be distributing at least one pair of socks with every meal this year.

COVID-19 Update

Our Marilena’s Meals program is on hold for the time being. We have donated our funds to NYC Relief and to the Coalition for the Homeless, as they are continuing their efforts to help our most vulnerable members of NYC; those without food and shelter.

Thank you to our March 2020 sponsor Christina Halatsis, who sponsored the month in honor of her parents Demetri and Joanne Halatsis' 50th wedding anniversary.

If you would like to help those living in NYC without food or shelter, the following organizations are currently safely running operations:

NYC Relief:  https://nycr.givecloud.co/coronavirusresponse

Coalition for the homeless:  https://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/donate/


We hope to resume our efforts at St. George in September 2020.

Please feel free to contact May Vlachos for information on sponsorship: marilenasmeals@gmail.com


2019 - 2020 Dates:

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - Sponsored by Ms. Despina Kartson and The Holy Trinity Church in New Rochelle, NY.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - Sponsored by May Vlachos, in honor of her grandmother (and namesake) May Vlachos and in memory of her grandparents James and Amelia Karitenos and Theodore Vlachos.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - Thank you to our generous anonymous sponsor.

Sunday, December 29, 2019 - Thank you to our generous anonymous sponsor.

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - Dedicated in loving memory of Athanasios Lolis by Soula Lolis.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - Dedicated in loving memory of Rita Scandalios, by her son Nick Scandalios and her grandchildren Luke and Kate.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - Dedicated by Christina Halatsis in honor of her parents Demetri and Joanne Halatsis' 50th wedding anniversary.

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - Dedicated by Lola Hamra and her daughters Marianne Hamra and Mona Kostalas, in loving memory of her husband Chehadeh Hamra. May his memory be eternal.

Sunday, May 31, 2020 -Thank you to our anonymous sponsor who has generously and consistently supported our efforts to help feed those in need. We are so thankful for you and your loving support.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - Sponsored with love by Zaphra Reskakis for the health of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren Mason and Parker, and in memory of Evangelos, Caliopi, Mimika, Georgios, Kostas, Eleni and Kostas.