Thanks to all our student volunteers from Live Oak 4th&5th grade and their teacher Naomi, who have been working with us five at a time this year. They all came today, spoke beautifully about their experiences, and serenaded The Food Pantry with “People Get Ready.” We’re so grateful for their participation.
The Food Pantry will be CLOSED on Good Friday, Friday April 3. We will be open again on Friday April 10.
On Friday, January 16, we’ll gather at The Food Pantry at 10:30 AM to remember our friend and friend Lauren Coleman, who died last week. Lauren was a volunteer at the pantry for nearly ten years: her warmth and laughter will be missed. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
If you’re wondering what you can give for the holidays that really means something…consider a gift to The Food Pantry. We provide free, fresh groceries to over 400 families a week in San Francisco. We’re low on bureaucracy and high on participation: the pantry is an an all-volunteer organization, run largely by people who came to get food and stayed to help out.
Just $50 will help feed a family for an entire year. Send a check to The Food Pantry, 500 DeHaro Street, San Francisco CA 94107, and we’ll send a beautiful card to the recipient of your choice, letting them know of your gift.
We’re celebrating fourteen years of The Food Pantry at St. Gregory’s on November 14, with a service at 11AM. Our deepest thanks to all the people who have helped create this beautiful community. We are grateful for the wisdom, hard work, time, prayers, money and energy of so many– and blessed by everyone who is part of The Food Pantry!
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ferguson, Missouri, in the center of a suffering community, offers groceries to “any and all.” To help the families of Ferguson in this painful time, contact: http://saint-stephens.info
The Food Pantry will be CLOSED August 15
Our schedule for the rest of the summer:
AUGUST 1 BLUE
AUGUST 8 RED
AUGUST 15 CLOSED
AUGUST 22 BLUE
AUGUST 29 RED
We look forward to seeing you!
The Food Pantry mourns the death of our faithful friend, Bishop Otis Charles. Otis and his husband Felipe Paris, who died earlier last year, were early and passionate supporters of The Food Pantry, working with us on Fridays and offering their prayers and support. When they were married at St. Gregory’s, they asked friends and family for gifts to The Food Pantry in lieu of wedding presents. “We’re old,” Otis said, “We don’t need another toaster!”
We miss them both. May Otis and Felipe rest in peace and rise in glory, and may all the ways they fed people continue to be a blessing.