Food Pantry Facts

Mark your calendars! The last Sunday of the month, March 25, is Food Pantry Sunday!  We ask that you bring—dried milk, tooth paste, tooth brushes, soap, and hygiene products.

Sometimes it’s difficult to understand why we have so much poverty and hunger in Memphis, especially child poverty and hunger.  This is why gratitude and grace are so essential to the continuing ministry of our “little food pantry with a BIG heart” at GSL.  We have very generous parishioners and many other people and institutions that make this work possible, as well as many volunteers who are always there to keep our food pantry stocked and ready to serve those in need.  Much love!

January, 2018 Statistics: Number of Families served: 58 households, which included 75 adults, 67 children, and 19 seniors.

Volunteer Hours for January: 20.5 hours, which included 8 hours distributing food, 4 hours Food Bank pick-up and shelving, 3.5 hours shopping and shelving, 5 hours cleaning and re-stocking, not including the hours spent by volunteer packers.

Volunteers are always needed! To volunteer, call Juan Fuentes at 901-849-7033 or email juanjf7777 [at] aol [dot] com.

“Make each new day count by helping someone or just making someone smile."  –Catherine Puls