The leaves are beginning to fall and we are holding our breath for the first crisp autumn day. As the official first week of fall has passed, there are already opportunities to make Thanksgiving memorable for families in a difficult season of their own.
Last year, your generosity allowed GRACE to provide 492 Thanksgiving meals and 440 Christmas meals to families in the midst of hardship.
To let that Thanksgiving statistic sink in, imagine hundreds of tables filled with grateful children and their parents who, despite some trials, are able to gather together and enjoy a warm turkey and the abundance of Thanksgiving trimmings families look forward to every year.
Collecting holiday food is ideal project for church congregations and small groups, civic groups, service clubs and troops. There is a specific Holiday Needs List that is seasonal, and an ongoing Food Pantry List that is updated each month to reflect the real-time needs of families throughout the year. Both can be found on the GRACE homepage.
We are thankful in advance for sharing your blessings with families in need!
All items can be dropped off at the GRACE Food Pantry before November 18.
About the Food Pantry
The Client Choice Food Pantry provides perishable and non-perishable food to individuals and families in need. The Food Pantry utilizes a voucher system for GRACE clients to shop and select the food items that meet the cultural and dietary needs of their households.
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:11