Food Pantry Facts for June


Mark your calendars! The last Sunday of the month, July 29, is Food Pantry Sunday! We ask that you bring soups, dried milk, tooth paste, tooth brushes, soap, and hygiene products.

This year the GSL Food Pantry will be forty-three years old.  We have helped thousands of families in the community.  Hundreds of volunteers have helped pick up food, shop for needed items like dried milk, and pack and distribute food.  We are grateful for all the food and financial donations to keep the “little food pantry with a BIG heart” continuing to help those in need in the community, and for the hundreds of hours spent by all the volunteers.  For the third year, Calvary Episcopal Church collected food through the seasons of Lent and Easter for the GSL Food Pantry—THANK YOU Calvary!

May, 2018 Statistics: Number of families served: 46 households, which included 66 adults, 83 children, and 7 seniors.

Volunteer Hours for May: 19.5 hours, which included 8 hours distributing food, 3.5 hours Food Bank pick-up and shelving, 3 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.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
  —Franklin D. Roosevelt—