CCP Anniversary Series: Spotlight on Amazing Grace

header_svpThis week’s CCP anniversary post is focused on the Amazing Grace Food Pantry which is a program of St. Vincent de Paul.

The Amazing Grace Good Pantry offers food free of charge to individuals and families by allowing them to shop at the pantry once a month for approximately three days worth of groceries. This program also has a Mobile Food Pantry which allows for food to be distributed at the Cross Street AME Zion Church. Approximately 950 households utilized the Amazing Grace Food Pantry once a month last year and about  260,860 meals were distributed.

Looking for ways to get involved? Amazing Grace has recently issued a RED ALERT for food items. There are several ways to donate, you can take part in food drives around Middletown (such as the one happening this week at Wesleyan) or you can also sign up as a part of Amazing Grace’s Families Feeding Families program. Through this program, individuals, organizations, or families commit to donate a certain number of one specific food product each month for one full year. This progra accounts for about half of the food Amazing Grace distributes, so it is a great way to make a tangible and lasting commitment to helping fight food insecurity in Middletown!

Learn more about the Amazing Grace Food Pantry here.

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.