Food and Housing Security

The first of our three key focus areas is Food & Housing Security. In order to have hope for the future, and to focus on school work and employment, people need to have their basic needs met. To help in this area we partner with a variety of agencies here in the St. Louis region. Our current local partners are Home Sweet Home, Isaiah 58 Ministries, Webster-Rock Hill Ministries, Beyond Housing, Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, EnergyCare, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and Presbyterian Manor-Farmington. We also provide healthy snacks for students in the Webster Groves School District and sandwiches for clients of St. Patrick Center. Beyond St. Louis we have a team that travels to New Orleans each fall to work on home building projects in partnership with St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Making sandwiches for St. Patrick Center
Making sandwiches for St. Patrick Center
Volunteering at Isaiah 58 Ministries
Volunteering at Isaiah 58 Ministries

40 Days of Giving

Did you know that 1 in every 6 individuals lives in poverty and struggles with hunger in the greater St. Louis region, including more than 172,000 children?  Local food pantries are facing an increased demand for food, so during Lent we are asking our members to consider that reality on a daily basis, and contribute what you can to our “40 Days of Giving” food collection. A great start would be to donate one item for each week during Lent. The seven items most requested at Isaiah 58 Ministries are:

  • SPAM
  • sardines
  • mac n cheese
  • peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar)
  • pasta sauce (canned or plastic jar)
  • toothbrushes
  • razors

Gather your items and bring them to our collection area in the back of Fellowship Hall. Want to do more and shoot for 40 items in 40 days? Here are more ideas of what they need:

  • canned soup
  • stew
  • cereal
  • canned fruit
  • tuna
  • jello
  • spices
  • crackers
  • cooking oil
  • dried beans
  • pasta
  • coffee
  • laundry detergent
  • diapers
  • tampons
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • paper towels
  • toilet paper

Also, join us Saturday, April 27th at 9:00am to deliver our collected items to Isaiah 58 Ministries and help organize the donations.  Sign up here!

Home Sweet Home

Join us as we volunteer at Home Sweet Home on the first Friday of every month, 9am-noon!

You don’t need to commit to every Friday or for the entire 3 hours. Come when you can and work as long as you can. We’ll be in the warehouse (290 Hanley Industrial Court, Brentwood, Missouri 63144), sorting and displaying donations and shopping with clients. Dress appropriately (it can be cool in the winter and warm in the summer). If you have any questions, call Sue Scott at 314-630-5662.

Sign up for Home Sweet Home

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Give-A-Meal-A-Month

Every month, WGPC members and friends are invited to add a few extra items to their grocery list in order to give a meal with our neighbors across St. Louis.

This month's GAMAM menu

New Orleans Mission Trip

Every year a team of volunteers travels to New Orleans for a week to partner with St. Charles Presbyterian Church in their RHINO (Restoring Hope In New Orleans) ministry. Through this partnership, we have helped to build homes throughout New Orleans for those impacted by Hurricane Katrina and the changes that the city faced in the years that followed. For more information about how to get involved, contact Beth Kazlauskas and she will put you in touch with the trip coordinator.

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