The Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce went beyond the bounds of networking and business alliances at their December luncheon. Members were asked to bring food donations to replenish the shelves of the Shepherd's Staff Ministries during this holiday season.
Members gave back to the community they serve in a big way with cash and food donations to help families in need, especially during this holiday season. Jamie Dempsey, President of the GECC, was pleased to lead 2 truck loads of provisions to the ministry after the meeting.
"GECC is proud to have partnered with Shepherd Staff this holiday season." said Dempsey. "And we sincerely thank the businesses who helped make this the largest single drive that the ministry had this year. With such a need in our community, it's great to see the businesses in our area giving back to the people who give us so much."
If you would like to make a difference, Shepherd's Staff accepts food donations every Tuesday and Thursday from 1PM until 4PM at the Shepherd Staff Offices & Food Pantry, 76 Bay Creek Road, Suite N, Loganville, GA 30052. Any food donation is appreciated but due to the nutritionally balanced food assistance we provide, we suggest the following:
- Canned Soup (Tomato, Vegetable, Chicken Noodle, Chicken Rice, Hearty Soups)
- Canned Meat (Beef Stew, Chili, Corned Beef, Treet, Spam, etc.)
- Canned Tuna or Salmon
- Canned Spaghetti Sauce and Spaghetti Noodles
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Fruit
- Saltine Crackers
- Boxed Macaroni and Cheese
- Peanut Butter
- Rice or Pasta Mixes
- Dry Beans or Peas
Food barrells for non-perishable donations can also be found at:
- Corinth Baptist Church
- Holy Cross Anglican Church
- Loganville First United Methodist Church
- New Testament Baptist Church
- Our Father’s Closet Thrift Store
- Wood Forest Bank (Inside Wal-Mart)
- Woodlake Baptist Church
For more information, please check out the Shepherd Staff website.