Grace Church Food Pantry
The Food Pantry, located across the hall from the Church office, provides food staples to needy families and individuals. The pantry is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Volunteers who greet and disburse food bags are critical, and we always need more! Generally, volunteers serve once a month. Click here for a donation guide.
- Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.
- Las reglas de aceptación y participación en el programa son las mismas para todos, sin importar la raza, el color, el origen nacional, la edad, el sexo o la discapacidad.
Brown Bag Lunch Program
Once every 6-8 weeks, parish volunteers prepare sandwiches and pack lunches for the homeless and jobless. The lunches are taken to Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, on Alfred Street in Alexandria, for distribution. We share this ministry with other churches on a rotating schedule. Volunteers are essential, both to prepare and to serve.
Three different parish groups take turns supporting this ministry once a quarter. The Outreach Committee, the Lay Eucharistic Ministers, and the Grace School Parents’ Association rotate monthly to prepare and serve a hot meal at Carpenter’s Shelter. The Grace Church Outreach Committee also supports this vital program with an annual financial grant.
Grace Church participates with the Meals-on-Wheels program in the city and delivers on six routes (for 60 meals) on the first Friday of the month. A driver and runner are assigned to each route; we are especially in need of runners. Time commitment is about two hours once a month.