Pumpkin Patch Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers for our Pumpkin patch. Volunteers will act as a cashier when people want to buy pumpkins. Each block is for 2 hours with a 10 min overlap for processing money.
All proceeds from our Pumpkin Patch will benefit Friends Feeding Friends.
If you have any questions please call Rev. Jeremy Serrano 925-405-5211
Friends Feeding Friends is an outreach of Good Shepherd. It was started in memory and in honor of Sarah Jean Deniston, whose dream at age 4 was “So people who are really hungry have food”. Our goal is to bring life to Sarah’s dream of serving homeless and low income people in our community.
Friends Feeding Friends implements a four-fold mission.
First, we provide emergency food to anyone in need. Everyday we have people come into our church office who are in need of food. They are able to leave with grocery bags of shelf stable food for their family. In 2017, we provided 16,899 people with emergency food.
Second, we provide blessing bags of food for those who are immediately hungry. These are ready to eat foods in a gallon zip lock bag. We provide these for individuals to give out in the community and we give them out to local agencies. There are more than 100 volunteers who hand them out regularly.
Third, we provide a hot meal to the local homeless shelter on a monthly basis. Volunteers gather on the third Saturday of the month to cook, deliver, and serve to those who are in our local homeless shelter. in 2017, we provided 2,246 hot meals at the Adult Interim Shelters.
Lastly, we provide home goods (furniture, dishes, linens, etc.) to those experiencing a housing Crises. Volunteers for this arm of the ministry are on call and help pick up and deliver donations on a weekly basis. In 2017, we have provided full or partial furnishings for over 300 homes.
We also, Provided food, blankets, sleeping bags, coats, beanies, socks, scarves, and grooming supplies to homeless throughout Contra Costa County.
It is our hope that you will join us in serving our community.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
4000 Clayton Road, Concord, Ca 94521
|| Jeremy Serrano