We had a volunteer who used to help in the GRM Men’s Center’s Kitchen, but she had health issues that eventually kept her from standing and using her hands for long periods of time. She still wanted to help feed the homeless, so she and a group of her friends from church started a special ministry.
Here is the story in her own words:
“A little over three years ago, two things were happening:
One, I wanted to find a ministry that my then five year-old daughter could help with. There aren't too many opportunities for young children.
Two, I was volunteering at GRM’s Men's Center and saw that St. Andrews [Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucson] made bag lunches for the homeless periodically.
I asked Kelly [GRM Men’s Center’s Chef] if St. Andrews made enough. She said there are never enough. So, I got the idea that we could make lunches and that would be a way kids could help out too. Even a three year-old can drop a bag of chips into a lunch sack.
For the past two years, we have been meeting twice a month. We do not provide [lunches] for any other agencies. In August we had 409 bags delivered [to GRM for the homeless.] There were a total of four adults and three kids [preparing the sack lunches.] It took approximately 2.5 hours, including shopping.”
If you would like to volunteer like this or in a different way, contact us and we’ll help you find you find your best fit here at Gospel Rescue Mission.
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