God’s Garden is a neighborhood garden open to the neighborhood and maintained by GST. God’s Garden ministry connects the church community with neighborhood children, families, and with the students at Townsend school. Volunteers from church and the community work together to raise fruits and vegetables that are free to all who ask. Donations are always welcome and are used for garden upgrades and new plantings every year.
God’s Garden volunteers meet weekly during the growing season from 6-8pm every Wednesday evenings (when the weather permits us). Check out our facebook page : Good Shepherd Trinity Church for current tasks and times.
Sherman Park Food Pantry
The Sherman Park Food Pantry, located weekly in the Good Shepherd Trinity Gathering Space, is open to the public on 2nd – 5th Tuesdays from 8:30 – 10:30 A.M. We also are located at Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church on 2nd – 5th Thursday mornings, 8:30-10:30 A.M. Each week the Pantry donates bags of food without charge to between 75 – 100 families. Our clients include the elderly, the working poor, the single parent and people with disabilities. To be served, bring an ID for each member of the family.
The mission of the Food Pantry is to feed the hungry as efficiently and equitably as possible. Our food is purchased from Feeding America and includes frozen meat, frozen dinners, pizzas, canned meat, fruits and vegetables, cereal and boxed dinners. In addition, surplus bread and bakery, some dairy and fresh produce is collected from several super markets.
The Food Pantry is run by a group of volunteers who are dedicated to the various jobs of packing the food bags, interviewing clients, keeping records, shopping for the food and transporting the food to the site.
Donations of dollars to the Sherman Park Food Pantry for the purchase of food at Feeding America are always welcome. Volunteers who can do heavy lifting of food between Feeding America and the Food Pantry are always needed. Other volunteers can work with clients during the pantry hours of operation. If you have questions, call SPFP President Sue Fix 262-523-9533.