Reaching Out into Our Community

St. Stephens is a congregation rooted in its community.

There are many community organizations that are always looking for volunteers. 

Some of the ways that we are involved is by serving in places like:

Community Food Pantry 

St. Stephen’s, along with Centro Latino and Miller’s Lutheran, are happy to announce our Community Food Pantry will be available on Wednesdays from 10-noon and 4-6 pm.

If you would like to help with this ministry, donations can be left in the totes by the office and there is a sign up sheet for volunteers next to the office as well.

If you or someone you know is in need of some food items. You’re welcome during these times and it is completely confidential.

Suspended until further notice.

You can apply for food assistance and Medicaid through DSS. 

The CDC is recommending that people limit face to face contact. You have several options to apply for Food and Nutritional Assistance and Medicaid. Here are the ways to apply:

  • Apply online at this will allow you to submit the application electronically.
  • Fill out a paper application and mail to or drop it off at one of the drop off boxes located in the parking area or between the sliding glass doors of DSS.
    • Paper applications are located inside the DSS building on the right hand side of the main doors.
  • Applications can be sent to you by email, fax, or mail. Call 828-695-6326 to request an application to be sent to you. Also, applications can be returned by email, fax, or mail.
  • FOR MEDICAID ONLY - Applications can be completed by telephone. Please call 828-695-6326 to request to apply by phone.