Mark your calendar! The last Sunday of the month, April 30, is Food Pantry Sunday! We are asking that you bring dried milk, tooth paste, tooth brushes, toilet paper (big need), and hygiene products..
We are grateful to Mr. Ruffin who for a long time has collected food for the GSL Food Pantry in the high-rise building where he lives. Thanks to him and to all the residents who support his efforts, the “little food pantry with a big heart” can help people in need.
February 2017 Statistics:
Number of Families served: 23 households, which included 33 adults, 27 children, and 7 seniors.
Volunteer hours: 14.5 hours, which included 8 hours distributing food, 2.75 Food Bank pick-up and shelving, 1.25 hours shopping and shelving, 2.5 hours cleaning and re-stocking, not including the hours spent by volunteer packers.
“Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.” —Mike McIntyre, "The Kindness of Strangers."
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Mark your calendar! The last Sunday of the month, May 28, is Food Pantry Sunday! We are asking that you bring dried milk, tooth paste, tooth brushes, toilet paper (big need), and hygiene products.
On March 19, the Fellowship Committee celebrated the GSL Food Pantry with a “Kiss my Shamrock” lunch that brought lots of food and toiletries as well as over $300 in donations. We are grateful to the Fellowship Committee and the generosity of GSL parishioners. This was the week before Food Pantry Sunday, on which we also received many food and cash donations. This keeps the Food Pantry stocked and able to purchase whatever we need to help our clients. Also, our thanks to the GSL School 5th Graders who made Easter goody bags for our clients—you are awesome! Our love and gratitude goes out to all of our Food Pantry friends!
Volunteers are always needed! To volunteer, call Happy Jones at 276-2136 or email happyfred [at] comcast [dot] net.
March 2017 Statistics:
Number of Families served: 29 households, which included 39 adults, 24 children, and 9 seniors.
Volunteer hours: 6 hours, which included 8 hours distributing food, 2 hours Food Bank pick-up and shelving, 1.5 hours shopping and shelving, 4.5 hours cleaning and re-stocking, not including the hours spent by volunteer packers..
“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” —Acts 20:35