Feeding Ministries

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is answering Christ’s call to “Feed my lambs” in several different ways.

First, we hold a Backpack program where the church has partnered with three elementary schools to provide a backpack full of food each Friday during the school year so that needy children will have food over the weekend. Additionally, twice during the school year: Christmas and at the end of the school term, large boxes of food items are prepared for their families.

Not sure how each church will handle donations and requests for donations in this pandemic.  But our shelves are bare as are the shelves of Harvesters where we like to get the bulk of our food items.  I have placed a large order with Harvesters which will come next week on Wednesday, September 16th.

Good Shepherd also has a large garden that produces vegetables which are shared with parishioners and a soup kitchen supported by Episcopal Community Services, a hunger relief network of the Episcopal Church serving in the Kansas City area.  A team from Good Shepherd also prepares food for the kitchen one day per month.

Interested in volunteering to feed the hungry? Contact the church office at the phone number on the bottom of the page.

Backpack Shepherds Needs Your Help!

Our schools have made arrangements to continue serving our families in need in this pandemic times.  We are making plans to feed up to 55  families weekly, but grocery supplies are currently limited, as you may know.  Without putting yourselves at risk, if you can pick up a few items and donate them, it will help our current situation.  Both Bethel UCC and Church of the Good Shepherd will place bins near the front doors for drop off.  Here is what we need:

  • 4-packs of puddings
  • microwave popcorn
  • 4-packs fruit drinks
  • canned vegetables (especially green beans, corn, peas, and carrots)
  • box mac & cheese
  • flour tortillas
  • canned stew or chilli
  • Ramen noodles
  • granola bars

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