Second Helpings is a program of cooperation between Deerfield Academy and St. James, where leftover food from the academies dinning hall is brought to the St. James kitchen and served by members of St James and volunteer students from Deerfield Academy to anyone in need of a hot meal. This program happens every monday night and volunteers should contact the church office to sign up to help. Habitat for Humanity involves the congregation in building and supporting affordable housing. St. James is a Habitat sponsoring congregation. Work-days at homes, Habitat is building in the area, are scheduled from time to time between September and May.