The Grace Church food pantry has joined
The Food Center @ 324 University Avenue
An outreach program of University United Methodist Church with Grace Episcopal Church and Temple Concord, supported in part by the Food Bank of Central New York.
For information on volunteering and other support for The Food Center, contact:
Galyn Murphy-Stanley, University United Methodist Church Neighborhood Outreach & Food Center Coordinator
1085 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210 – Office: (315) 475-7277 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of weekly volunteer needs at The Food Center @ 324 University Avenue:
Pack Emergency Food boxes with shelf stable foods. Approx. 3 hr. volunteer opportunity. Move cases of food from basement storage rooms into basement food packing room. Assembly line style unpack case into single household distribution box. Must be able to lift 25+lb., push 100+lb on hand truck & remain on your feet for the duration of the event.
Emergency Food & Diaper Bank Distribution 9am-12:30pm. 3.5 hr. volunteer opportunity. Inside & Outside effort. Complete Emergency Food Box packing, Move boxes into guests personal vehicles, work with the general public, assist with gathering diapers and additional supplies for families. Must be able to lift 25+lb. & remain on your feet for the duration of the event.
Emergency Food Distribution Every Friday, 9am-12:30pm. 3.5 hr. volunteer opportunity. Inside & Outside effort. Complete Emergency Food Box packing, Unload Food Bank truck, move boxes into guests personal vehicles, work with the general public. Must be able to lift 25+lb. & remain on your feet for the duration of the event.
Although the food pantry is no longer housed at Grace, Grace members are still actively involved as volunteers. We still welcome donation of nonperishable food items and toiletries. Please consider donating funds to The Food Center @ 324 University Avenue, either directly or through Grace Church at this Paypal link (note purpose of donation in memo):
The Grace Church Food Pantry
The Grace Episcopal Church Food Pantry was created around 1970 and was one of the first organized food pantries in Syracuse. The pantry, which was housed in newly renovated space in the basement of the Parish House until it merged with The Food Center in 2020, annually provided in recent years over 1,000 households with over 18,500 meals, for more than 2,100 individuals.
Grace Church volunteer Barbara Slater and clients at the Grace Food Pantry
Grace Church volunteers Shirley Edge and Lou Clark