We serve our brothers and sisters in Christ's name.
We believe that service must extend outside our church community to our neighbors in need.
The Branches Outreach and
The Branches Center of Rio Grande
St. Mary's This 'n That
"I am the Vine, you are the branches..." John 15:5,9
The Branches Outreach, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works to address the needs of the
homeless and marginalized people of Cape May County
St. Mary's founded The Branches in Rio Grande in 2007. The Center has grown substantially since then and serves the poor, homeless and lonely of Cape May County, assisting them to find the means to advance their lives by connecting them to resources and services. The Center offers a safe place for friendship and socialization, and simple comfort meals six days per week. In 2019 St. Mary's created a 501(c)(3) non-profit to enable and encourage support for and involvement with The Branches to expand beyond our church and into the greater Cape May County religious and charitable community. The success of this decision has enabled The Branches to far surpass our church's original vision.
The Branches Outreach Center
201 Hirst Ave., Rio Grande, NJ 08242
The Branches Outreach Center Grand Opening was held on October 20th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. You may upload the invitation here.
80 back packs a week for 40 weeks
The Branches is supplying two nourishing weekend meals to students at local schools.
If you would like to help with this project, they are collecting the items in the picture. The milk should be in individual sized servings. The need is great. Thank you for your help!
Donations may be brought to The Branches Food Pantry on Monday, Wednesday or Fridays, 9 to 12 noon, at 1304 Rt. 47 So., Unit AJ, Rio Grande. Or you may bring things to St. Mary's Church.
serving our neighbors since 2007
Shop, Donate, Recycle, Volunteer
The shops have become a valuable presence in the community. A family atmosphere is enjoyed by volunteers, staff and our guests. This 'n That, as an outreach of
St. Mary's, provides assistance in vital ministry and mission by offering quality clothing and household goods at affordable prices to the community, along with jobs and work experience to those in need. Proceeds help to support the mission and ministry of the church and our outreach including The Branches.
Store Hours: Monday - Saturday
10 am to 4 pm
Donations days: Tuesday and Thursday
10 AM to 3 pm
Location: St. Mary's This 'n That
The Village Shoppes Shopping Center
1304 Route 47 So., Rio Grande, New Jersey 08242