Food Pantry Facts

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Mark your calendars! The last Sunday of the month, August 26, is Food Pantry Sunday! We ask that you bring dried milk, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, and hygiene products.

Thank you to the GSL School Teachers and their Service Learning Committee who for the past two years have chosen the “little food pantry with a BIG heart” to kick off their year with a day of service learning for teachers during in-service. Our gratitude for helping the GSL Food Pantry continue helping the those in need in our community. Our thanks and gratitude to Shelby Patterson and her daughter, Alice, who have helped with the Food Bank pick-ups. Sadly for us, their family is moving to Little Rock. We’ll miss you and we send our love and best wishes! We welcome the help of Cooper Deason, a 7th grader at GSL School, who will be helping as an intern for the summer.

June, 2018 Statistics: Number of families served: 54 households, which included 67 adults, 98 children, and 12 seniors.

Volunteer Hours for June: 16 hours, which included 7 hours distributing food, 2.5 hours Food Bank pick-up and shelving, 3 hours shopping and shelving, 3.5 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.

"I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted and will execute justice for the needy.” Psalm 140:12


Food Pantry Facts for September

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Mark your calendars! The last Sunday of the month, September 30, is Food Pantry Sunday! We ask that you bring dried milk, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, and hygiene products.

Our thanks and gratitude to GSL School teachers who came and helped pack on their Service Day, Friday, August 10. We also need help if you have a couple of hours  Monday mornings (8:00–10:00 a.m.), to go to the Food Bank and pick up our weekly orders—sometimes every other week, or whenever you are able to help. Please contact Juan Fuentes, 901-849-7033 or juanjf7777 [at] aol [dot] com, or Gayle Evans, 901-355-5065 or evansgayled [at] gmail [dot] com. As always, thank you for all who help and for the donations that keep the “little food pantry with a BIG heart” helping those in need in our community.


July, 2018 Statistics: Number of families served: 76 households, which included 99 adults, 124 children, and 21 seniors.

Volunteer Hours for July: 23.5 hours, which included 10 hours distributing food, 4.5 hours Food Bank pick-up and shelving, 3.5 hours shopping and shelving, 5.5 hours cleaning and re-stocking, not including the hours spent by volunteer packers.

He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”  Luke 14:12-14

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