“Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.”
–Book of Common Prayer
Grace-St. Paul’s has recently decided to focus our main outreach efforts on two very deserving organizations within our community so that we may forge a deeper relationship with them.
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)
When is the last time you went hungry? There is a place where people wake up hungry in the morning and go to bed hungry at night. These people are our neighbors. The place they live is called Trenton. TASK provides more than 3,000 free meals per week to people in need in the Trenton area.
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons.
Every Sunday is TASK barrel Sunday. The TASK barrel is great way to donate food and personal items to this long established Grace-St. Paul’s ministry outreach program. The barrel is located in the Nave by the Narthex doors. Please see the pantry list for the needed items. Please remember TASK during your weekly grocery shopping with a very simple theme, One-a-week! Pick up one item during your shopping trip to put in the TASK barrel. TASK needs our help and we are answering the call!
Grace-St. Paul’s recently began helping prepare and serve TASK dinners on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 4:30p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral. Duties include helping pass out food, packing take-outs, cleaning tables and washing trays. The work is light but the rewards are many!
For more information, please contact Gladys Longmuir via the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609)586-6004.
The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County
The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County offers practical, innovative, caring programs that address hunger prevention, homeless prevention and workforce training. They offer heart-healthy foods and nutrition education that’s accessible to low-income families, housing stability with back rent, mortgage assistance, security deposit and utility assistance as well as preparing men and women to re-enter the workforce with refreshed skills and guided job search.
Grace-St. Paul’s “Growing with GSP” supplies the Crisis Ministry’s food pantry with fresh vegetables that parishioners have tended to over the summer.
For more information, please visit The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County’s website at www.thecrisisministry.org/