The City Of Grace's Food Pantry provides food for hundreds of individuals weekly in our community. Our ministry helps to sustain families with urgent food needs as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ commanded and exemplified. Our food distribution process is described below:
Tuesdays | 11:00am to 1:00pm
The Sign-in/Registration booth opens at 9:00am at the side-entrance of The City Of Grace. During this time, clients will join a line and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. At 11:00am once the doors open, numbers will be called. Upon presentation of ticket stub to a pantry assistant, the client will be given his or her pre-packaged bag(s).
Each client must sign for their bag(s). The Food Pantry puts high priority on making wholesome, nutritious foods available to families we serve. Much of what we distribute is fresh produce, dairy products, fresh meats, and other refrigerated and frozen products. More than 13,000 nutritious meals leave our pantry each year; that includes, of course, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, fruit juices, and many other types of nonperishable foods. Each pre-packaged bag contains at least three (3) of the five (5) food groups. Our goal is to provide at least one complete dinner, and enough accompanying items to provide meals for several days.
Emergency Food Bags
In the event of a national crisis or if a state of emergency has been declared, emergency bags will be distributed, similarly to the day after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, in which we distributed food bags to over 150 families. If you are in need of food, please contact the church office at (718) 693-7074.