STE Fall Food Drive Oct. 15 – 28

Benefiting the CCSC Gethsemane Food Pantry and local Houston families

WHO St. Thomas’ Episcopal and Christian Community Service Center (CCSC).

WHAT Non-perishable food and items collection drive to benefit local Houston families.
Suggested donation items listed below.

WHEN Monday, October 15 – Sunday, October 28.

WHERE Drop off non-perishable items in STE office, designated bins in the church narthex, homeroom collection bins, at the Fall Fair.

WHY To serve local families in need.

Top 10 Donation Items
Beans, rice, canned tomatoes, pasta, peanut butter, low sodium veggies, light syrup fruit, cereal, canned meat, meaty soups.

Ten Alternative Items
Plastic and brown bags (w/ handles), diapers, toilet paper, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toothbrush/toothpaste, can openers, Ziploc gallon bags.

Food Pantry Facts
• Approximately 50% of the individuals served at Gethsemane Food Pantry (GFP) are children (ages 17 & younger). This population has little control over where their next meal is coming from.
• Nearly 60% of all GFP clients are in households with at least one working adult, the working poor.
• CCSC’s Community Garden, located behind GFP, has produced 3,400 lbs. of fresh produce this year alone! These goods are harvested and given directly to clients.

Additional information about CCSC and the food pantry may be found at http://ccschouston.org/Gethsemane.html.