Restock the Pantry!

By Jen Harp

Brentwood and Livermore campuses need your help to restock the pantry! Thanksgiving at Shepherd’s Gate was a wonderful time of thanking God and blessing others. During the holidays, over 80 women and children were served a warm meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie because of the generosity of so many big-hearted donors and volunteers. People who otherwise wouldn’t have had a safe, loving place to eat Thanksgiving Dinner were welcomed at Shepherd’s Gate with open arms. It takes a lot of food and resources to feed that many people and our pantry is very low. At Brentwood, our most urgent needs right now are:

• Fresh Fruits & Vegetables • Frozen Meats (Chicken, Beef, Ground Beef, Pork) • Milk • Condiments • Healthy Snacks • Juice • Mayonnaise • Meat • Sugar & Splenda • Aluminum Foil • Dishwasher Soap • Paper Towels • Ziploc Bags & 13-gallon black trash bags The Livermore Campus currently needs these items most: • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables • Frozen Meats (Chicken, Beef, Ground Beef, Pork) • Milk • Bread • Healthy Cereal • Spaghetti Sauce • Canned Fruits and Vegetables • Paper Towels • Cranberry Juice • Paper Towels & Napkins • Sponges

The next time you’re grocery shopping for your family, I hope you’ll add a few items from our “shopping list” to your shopping list. The families here at Shepherd’s Gate are blessed by your care for them. If your church group or family has donated to our pantry, what was that experience like for them? What was memorable for you? We’d love to hear your suggestions on how to get families and church groups involved with filling our pantry. Please leave your story in the comments section and don’t forget to pray for homeless women and children in our area. Thank you and God bless. Jen Harp Director of Marketing, Shepherd’s Gate

Matching Gifts

Did you know that your gift could be doubled for an even greater impact?  Many companies have matching gift programs for financial donations or volunteer hours.  Search your company below for more information. Here is Shepherd’s Gate 501 c3 nonprofit number for our company paperwork: 94-2902803. We are so grateful for your support!