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Food Pantry

GraceWorks Food Pantry CRITICAL NEEDS – (October 2014)

Fuel Bag Critical Needs – All Individual Sizes, Please. Juice Boxes, Shelf Stable Liquid Milk Boxes, Microwavable Meat Meals, Canned/Package Meat with crackers, Cereal,  Easy Mac, Pudding Cups, Cheese or Peanut Butter Crackers

Food Pantry Critical Needs – Food - Canned Ham or Chicken Crackers, Spaghetti Sauce (Plastic jars or cans), Canned Beef Stew, Jelly, Boxed Meals (Like Hamburger Helper), Boxed Mashed Potatoes, Rice, Canned Fruit, Pasta.

Food Pantry Critical Needs – Personal Hygiene/Cleaning Supplies - Toilet Paper, Laundry detergent, Shampoo Conditioner, Razors/Shaving cream, Deodorant, Toothpaste/ Toothbrushes, Diapers (Sizes 4-6)

If you need donation barrels or help with pick up please contact Stephanie Wracher, Food Pantry Manager at or 615-794-9055 x132.

Summer is always a tough time for us to get food donations to our food pantry.  This summer has been no exception, yet demand for food is higher than ever.  We have a critical needs list posted here and all of these items are still needed.  Please consider GraceWorks as you’re doing your shopping this summer and donate what you can, as you can.

GraceWorks provided more than $570,275 of emergency food and needed nutrition to the hungry families in 2013.

Food is provided through private and community donations, and includes personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies and paper goods that are not available through food stamps. Baby food, formula and diapers are also available by request.

GraceWorks has also adapted a Second Harvest Food Bank program into the Fuel Bag Program for children in the free/reduced lunch program. Fuel Bags are small bags filled with nutritious and easily prepared food items. Each Friday teachers discreetly pack the Fuel Bags in the children’s backpacks before they leave for the weekend, helping to supplement their food at home.

Donations may be dropped off at GraceWorks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.