Caring Casseroles

Caring Casseroles is part of the Feed the Need Ministry at St. Francis of Assisi. 

Caring Casseroles are freezer friendly dinners that volunteers provide.
These casseroles will be given to our Feed the Need families when a meal is needed.

Caring Casseroles – COVID-19

Caring Casseroles Weekend
We used to designate one weekend a month for cooks to bring us a freezable, not frozen, cooked meals. We would freeze the meal to use on days when there was no cook assigned for a Feed the Need family. We would grab some bread, a bag of salad and a frozen casserole from the parish and Viola! Dinner is served!  Now we are accepting them daily according to the below schedule under Dropping off your Casseroles.


Who gets these dinners?
Families who have lost a loved one, families who have a new baby, families who are experiencing serious illness, families who have suffered tragedies, families who have severe financial situations and families who have had all of the above. It’s amazing the number of families in our parish who deal with several of these issues at a time.  It isn’t easy, imagine after a day of waiting in the hospital for medical tests, or recovering from treatment, or recuperating from surgery or missing your life partner who’s deceased – after all the demands of the day, the parish offers them a nutritious, cooked meal. It’s a way we can walk with them on their journey.

If there’s a family you think could benefit from Caring Casseroles or Feed the Need,
Please contact Kathlen Owen at or 919-847-8205, ext.241.

Making your Casseroles

Make a cooked casserole that we can freeze.
Just refrigerate it!

Place your casserole in a disposable pan
or Ziploc freezer bag.

 Attach a information label to your Caring Casserole.

(Click here) – for a Feed the Need Casserole label.  Labels available are also available on the ledge across from the refrigerator in the Feed the Need closet.

Dropping off your Casseroles
To reduce/distribute the foot traffic and try to keep people safe, we are now accepting casseroles every day according to the following schedule:

  • If your last name begins with A-F, drop off on Mondays from 9-noon
  • If your last name begins with G-K, drop off on Tuesdays from 9-noon
  • If your last name begins with L-P, drop off on Wednesdays from 9-noon
  • If your last name begins with Q-U, drop off on Thursdays from 9-noon
  • If your last name begins with V-Z, drop off on Fridays from 9-noon

We’re especially needing meals with the following dietary restrictions:

  • Meals with no salt or pepper
  • Meals that feed 3 people with no pasta, turkey, nuts, corn, or green pepper
  • Meals that feed 2 people with no chicken or pork
  • Meals that feed 2 people that are ‘heart healthy’
  • Meals that feed 4 people with no spice, pork, or avocado (no soups or stews

Where to drop off the Caring Casseroles
Place your (unfrozen, cooked) casserole in the Feed the Need refrigerator which is located in Clare Hall (second hall on left by washrooms).
As you enter St. Francis from Leesville Rd., continue up the driveway and turn left into the main parking lot. Clare Hall is the first building from the parking lot. The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in a small room in the hallway near the restroom signs, the 2nd hallway to the left as you enter from the parking lot. The refrigerator room is right next to the Women’s restroom and there is a Feed the Need sign on the door.

Recipes –  If you’d like to check out some recipes, click here 
and scroll to the bottom of the page.

For more information about
Caring Casseroles or the Feed the Need ministry

Please contact:
Kathleen Owen (
or Kathy Halula (

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