News & Updates

A Formidable Predator

Grrrrr — that growl is the sound of a scary predator, but not one with coarse fur and sharp claws. It is the growl of the empty stomach of someone who is hungry. This predator can not only take your life but also your dignity as you endure the shame of not...
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“Full of Food”

Two pieces of bread and one slice of cheese — that was all a family of six had to eat. A young pregnant woman who came into GraceWorks that day initially came to sign up for baby supplies. She didn’t know she could get food, too. While in conversation with a...
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Giving Neighbors a Choice

Last month, the GraceWorks Ministries Food Pantry in Franklin changed something they’d been doing a certain way for a long time. Instead of food-insecure families getting a pre-loaded cart of food when they visit, they are now able to “shop” for their own food as they would at a local...
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Take Action to Fight Hunger

42 million Americans — including 13 million children — live in households which are food insecure, meaning there is limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life as families are forced to make difficult choices between paying for food, utilities, transportation, medical care and housing. Despite the wealth in...
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“I Have $1.50 in My Pocket”

A family moved to Williamson County for a better job for the father and better education for their children. It was the way life is supposed to be — living the American dream. They hadn’t realized how expensive Williamson County living can be. And their budget was soon stretched, with twins...
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Divine Appointments

My responsibilities as CEO don’t often give me the opportunity to minister one on one to a neighbor who comes in for help.  When those opportunities do come about, I consider them divine appointments — ones that God chose just for me. Such was the case this month when right before...
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July GraceWorks Prayer Requests

GraceWorks is a ministry of grace, rooted in prayer. We believe that prayer is a powerful tool that allows us access to the heart of God. We invite you to join us in praying for GraceWorks Ministries, and our local community. Here is a list of requests for the month...
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2017 Big Backpack Giveaway Set for Aug 5

GraceWorks is asking the public to help 2,400 students in Williamson County schools to make the best start possible for the upcoming school year. On Aug. 5, GraceWorks, in collaboration with other groups and agencies, will distribute backpacks filled with school supplies at the 2017 Big Backpack Giveaway to help...
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Summer Food Pantry Needs

The GraceWorks Food Pantry is running low on hygiene products and a few food items. If you wish to help, please bring any items to the GraceWorks Donation Center at 104 SE Pkwy, Franklin between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For those looking to hold a drive this summer,...
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What’s For Lunch?

I have often said “Hunger knows no season.” However, summer is an exceptional season of hunger for many of our neighbors. This sounds strange to be saying about Williamson County, but the truth is that we have 5105 children in the free/reduced lunch program right here in our Franklin Special...
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A Reminder of His Grace

You never know when the help you give comes back to you many-fold. Two years ago a Fairview couple with three children had come to the point of desperation. The father was disabled and the mother had to leave her job to take care of him. They applied for disability...
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GraceWorks Donation Guide

The GraceWorks Thrift Stores are an essential part of our ministry, generating about 35% of our income. Your generous donations of gently used clothing, furniture and other items become our store inventory. That makes you a crucial part of our store’s and our ministry’s success. Ninety percent of the revenue...
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