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, 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. We reach world-wide with our yearly Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event led by our youth.

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

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home is welcoming volunteers back to work in their warehouse, and they have both morning and afternoon shifts available. They now require new volunteers to attend an hour-long New Volunteer Orientation, and they are ideally looking for volunteers who would like to help on a regular basis.

Volunteers work 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 or want to volunteer, call Sue Scott at 314-630-5662 or Betsy Wacker 314-968-4229.

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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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