Grace Food Pantry
Getting Ready to Serve at Thanksgiving
The Most Important activity of our Food Pantry is to PRAY with each person when they come to get groceries. We have opportunities in our auditorium beginning at 8 AM for each person there to share what is on their mind. Opportunities are afforded for all who desire, to give reports, testify and pray. Christian music is performed live; words of encouragement are offered by those that come as well as from Christians from our church and other churches. As each person is called to shop for their groceries, we offer to pray for any needs they request before they begin shopping. Some may get prayed for 3 or 4 times before they leave, if they so desire.
A ministry of Grace Baptist Church, Red Rock, TX 78662 (512) 303-3891 We are a 501(c)3 organization. All gifts are tax deductible.
Number of years the Grace Food Pantry has been in operation: 12 Begun July 1, 2002
Pounds of food and grocery products provided and distributed by Grace Food Pantry in 2013: 250,500 lbs. Total amount paid by the food recipients: $0.00. Number of meals or equivalent meals provided in 2013: 177,200. Total Number of families that received food in 2013: 451. Total number of Individuals that received food in 2011: 4214. Number of paid Grace Food Pantry staff: 0. Average number of volunteer hours put in each month: 450. Average number of volunteer hours put in each year: 6000. Value of volunteer labor @ 15.00/hr =$90,000.00. Direct transportation cost $3800.00. Utilities $4830.00. Miscellaneous expenses $1000. Maintenance of facilities $3400.00. Food cost $9100.00. Out of pocket expense to operate Grace Food Pantry approximately $22,000.00
per year. Value of property dedicated to Grace Food Pantry including
appliances, walk-in freezer/refrigerator, shelving and fixtures:
$73,520.00. Size of Food Pantry: 2484 square feet.
Territory served: All of Bastrop County; parts of Caldwell and Travis counties. Present addition to food pantry: Walk-in Refrigerator/Freezer (630 cu. ft.) to enable us to have more fresh food & take advantage of bulk frozen items when offered. Number of other freezers and refrigerators: 6. Next major addition to food pantry: remodel entire pantry area to allow for more room for food and to allow for client choice for as many items as possible. This will also allow a smoother traffic flow. Done. Year 2014 projects include a more comfortable area for clients to wait in and visit when coming to our pantry. Done
Percent of the U.S. population that is food insecure*: 10.9%
(Source: Economic Research Service/USDA, Household Food Security in the
United States, 2006) Percent of food insecure households in Texas*
(average 2004 - 2006): 15.9%. (Source: Economic Research Service/USDA, Household Food Security in the United States, 2006) Percent of food insecure children in Texas* (average 2003 - 2005): 24.3%. (Source: Cook, John T. Ph.D. "Child Food Insecurity in the United States: 2003 - 2005". Feeding America, October 2007.)
Food items most requested by clients*: Canned tuna, Cereal, Dried Pasta & Pasta Sauce. Most requested non-food item: Diapers, hygiene products. Our goal: to provide more fresh vegetables and fruit.
Note: Most statistics are current as of December 2014, or as noted.
Cost to provide a 1.24 # balanced meal through Grace Food Pantry $0.14. $1 provides 7 meals.
% of Donated funds to Grace Food Pantry that goes to salary: 0%.
% of donations that go directly to food pantry clients: 100%. Compare your favorite charity to see how much "bang" you are getting for your charitable contributions.
For $1 you can provide 7 meals through Grace Food Pantry. $100 will feed 9 families for a week.
We are currently serving about 300+ families each month. We need funds, food, helpers on Fridays and 1st and 3rd Saturdays. We need people to help pray with clients on Saturdays.
Passing food from van - every Friday 10 AM
Food Pantry Clients Thanksgiving Dinner
Working in the Food Pantry Every Friday AM
Grace Baptist Church
Red Rock, TX
115 Sorrel St. (P.O. Box 14)
Red Rock, Texas 78662
For Gifts and Donations Call 512-303-3891. We accept cash, checks, Mastercard, Visa, and PayPal. Grace Baptist Church and all of its ministries are 501 c3 approved, and all donations are tax deductible. Call or write for donation receipt.