Prayer for the Food Shelf

We give thanks

For those who first saw a need and created a Food Shelf

at the St. James Church where this need was attended to for so long.

For all the volunteers who make this food shelf run, unload, stack the shelves,

shop to find the best posibilities for what we might offer

and make the numbers add up with some degree of sustainability-

For all those who allowed this move to this new

space to take place

For all these who support this effort with their gifts and donations.

We give thanks

And give voice to this hope.

That within this space, upon these shelves,

People will find not just food, although we hope they will always find that in some abundance.

But that they will also find a community’s answer

to the fear that so many know…many who may never come through this door

the fear of “What if I fell on hard times?”

“What if I ran out?”

“What if I was hungry and had nowhere to go?”

May everyone in our community and beyond, know that

upon these shelves

and within this space, at least,

they will find an answer to that fear

a generous and unequivocal

“We will be

here for you , we will take care

of each other.”

And so may this Community Food Shelf be in so many ways

our assurance to each other that within this community

kindness and consideration are always stronger than fear.

So Be It

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Food Wishlist
  • pasta
  • spaghetti sauce
  • hot and cold cereal
  • canned tuna
  • canned soups and stews (preferable low sodium)
  • canned fruit and vegetables (preferably low sugar and low salt)
  • peanut butter
  • coffee
  • baked beans
  • boxed macaroni & cheese