Founded over 35 years ago, St. Theresa’s Social Service Ministry strives to assist those requiring assistance.

We work with individuals regardless of their faith, race, or situation in life.

Over the years we have become a hub in the Southern-region of Marion County for the offering of various services. Over 68,000 clients and family members were served in 2019.

Today we have broadened our network and capability to provide services by partnering with other individuals, groups and churches through the Belleview Area Social Services (BASS) Network. BASS works to bring a coordinated approach to providing services to those in need.

Thrift shop

“Clothe the Needy”

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Sat: 9:00 am – 2:45 pm

Phone: 352-245-0650

Drop-off of donations:

From 9:00 am until 1:00 pm

Furniture pick-up by on Thursday by appointment

The Thrift Store provides approximately 50% of the operating funds for the St. Theresa Social Services Ministry. It also provides clothing and other items to the needy. It is able to fulfill its mission through donations of time by the volunteers, and goods from the community.

soup kitchen

“Feed the Hungry”

Lunch Meals are served 365 days, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday through Friday hot meals consisting of up to four-courses are served. Lighter meals are served on the weekend.

Light Breakfasts are also served, usually starting with coffee around 7 a.m. and ending at 10 a.m.

Holiday Meals are shared with our parishioners. The times are announced.

food pantry

The food pantry is available from:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 12:45 pm

Individuals must have proof of residency for Belleview or Summerfield within the past 30 days. They must register and meet other requirements.


“House the Homeless”

This office provides financial and other forms of assistance as needed. As funds are available, it may include:

  • Utility payments
  • Rent
  • Emergency short-term motel stays
  • Employment assistance
  • Help for the Homeless
  • Various other financial needs

We thank the many Volunteers who make our Ministry successful!