Five Oaks Neighborhood Partnership Initiative

     This initiative has been exploring ways of partnering with and serving alongside members of the Five Oaks neighborhood, specifically at Corpus Christi Church. One way this project has unfolded is having members of the Marianist Family volunteer at the weekly Tuesday neighborhood meals served at Corpus Christi by the Food for the Journey Project, as well as offering prayer and relationship building opportunities. 


Food for the Journey Project: Meal Volunteers

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, there has been a very small pool of volunteers continuing the efforts of FJP to provide meals to local neighbors. With more people becoming vaccinated, FJP is looking to expand their volunteer pool and is need of help the following days and locations...

Food for the Journey Project Weekly Meal Schedule

Tuesday Dinner:

Our Lady of Grace (Corpus Christi): 527 Forest Avenue, Dayton

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, Dinner:

Our Lady of Grace (Our Lady of Mercy): 220 West Siebenthaler Avenue; Dayton

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursdays, Lunch:

Parking Lot of Good Shepherd Ministries Sober Living House: 709 Xenia Avenue, Dayton

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Friday, Lunch:

Parking Lot of East Dayton Church of the Brethren: corner of East Third Street and Garland Avenue,Dayton

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

All meals are served outside "to go" with some prep done inside depending on the site. Typically meal service is rain or shine.


***Special Event:

Saturday, July 17th at East Dayton Church of the Brethren which is hosting a neighborhood clean-up and family activity day.

FJP will be there 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ish) serving food and will need food prep, cooks and servers. Probably doing cookout style food on the grill.

Please contact Chuck Worms at 937-545-9959 for more information and/or to sign up to serve.

For more details about FJP, visit their website:

Food for the Journey Project: Wish List Registry

     Five Oaks Initiative Team invites you to join us in collaborating with Food for the Journey Project (FJP) to support their local guests who attend the FJP free meals each week. The guests often request items like blankets, socks, rain ponchos, and small items that we simply reach for in our medicine cabinets, like Band-Aids and ChapStick. Please consider visiting the digital wish list and ordering items online to send directly to FJP to help the homeless among us. Click here to see the registry:

Respite Bags Project: Sign up to Help

     The major project currently underway in this initiatives is creating Respite Bags that offer food and other supplies to guests who come to the free Tuesday meal. Many of the guests who come to the meal do not have homes; as a result, their food needs go beyond what can be provided at a meal on Tuesday. We have been asking members of the Marianist Family to provide brown-bags filled with shelf-stable food items and prayers that can be given to guests of the Tuesday meals.

For instructions and to sign up online to provide respite bags, visit this signup genius page:

THIS IS AN ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! You can sign up even after January 2021