Food Pantry

Support our food pantry at local food drives

Did you know that our Grace Food Pantry benefits from local food drives? The more we volunteer the more food we receive, including fresh produce and bottled juice, both favorites with pantry clients.  Free food for the food pantry means giving out more and buying less, freeing up money for items like meat.  We have …

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Love your neighbor

I was pondering the commandment to “Love your neighbor as yourself” while it was being read in church recently.  I have known this my entire life, but what does it mean to me?  Love is a feeling, but feeling lovingly towards someone is not enough.  It doesn’t mean anything without some action involved in loving …

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Food Pantry—A Jubilee Ministry alleviating food insecurity

By Nancy Johnson Food Pantry Coordinator People in the Grand Traverse area are hungry, often very hungry. In fact, one out of four people in this region experience food insecurity. Food security, defined by the USDA, “means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.” This means that …

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Voice of youth: “Everyone should be encouraged to help”

By Wesley Nicula To get started, I’ll tell you why I said yes when my grandma Sue Kelly asked me if I wanted to go to help in the food pantry. I wanted to help people in need of food. I was nervous at first, but when it started I had lot of fun. I …

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Food Pantry receives challenge gift

$ucce$$!: Grace Church members were challenged to match a gift of $1000 for the food pantry and exceeded that amount as of Monday, September 29. In 22 days $1945 was given to the Food Pantry. The family matching the gift will subsequently donate another $1000 for a total accumulation of $3945.  Gratitude is extended for …

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Outreach ministries feed hunger of the soul

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Coordinator There are many forms of hunger. The life sustaining hunger that food will ease. The hunger from loneliness that the compassion of man can fulfill. The hunger for knowledge that a teacher can bring and open the mind. And then there is the hunger from our souls as we …

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Family reunited thanks to Jubilee House ministry

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Coordinator During this harsh winter there have been many new faces that came to Jubilee House. I would like to tell you the story of Jim (not real name). Jim came to Jubilee House alone, isolated from the community, and in need of help. Jim told the volunteer at Jubilee …

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Jubilee House serves people in need

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Coordinator The gap between those who are financially sound and those who are not is getting wider everyday. People who were on the edge of poverty are now falling into poverty at a faster rate than ever before. These people all have names and faces that your outreach ministries see …

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Food Pantry + Jubilee House = Outreach Renovation

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Coordinator Grace Church is a very giving, caring church. The love and warmth coming from the people of Grace can be felt not only emotionally but also physically. Our love shines through in the many ministries of Grace, and the ministries that serve God’s children in need, are in need. …

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Food Pantry is moving to the brown garage

By Donna Olendorf The idea is simple. Move the Food Pantry out of Jubilee House and into the detached brown garage adjacent to the church on the Boardman Avenue rental property. And it’s a good idea, too. There will be more space for cars, more room for food, and a much-needed separation between families seeking …

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