The Shelf of Hope at Gethsemane Episcopal Church is open each Wednesday from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM for our neighbors to receive a gift of food and other basic necessities. To learn about receiving food, volunteering, or making a donation, please email

FoodShelf Volunteer needed.

The Shelf of Hope is looking for someone who can head over once a week to Second Harvest in Maplewood on Fridays or Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. to harvest what extra goods are available and bring them to Gethsemane. If you are interested, please see Kathy McCarty, Deacon Vant Washington or Vicar Phil at

America is the richest country in the world. And yet tonight, thousands of your neighbors will go to bed hungry. It may be your child’s schoolmate who is undernourished and has difficulty learning on an empty stomach. Or it could be a co-worker, a working mother whose low-wage job doesn’t make ends meet. Perhaps it’s an elderly neighbor who has to make a decision whether to delay filling a prescription or buying groceries. The faces of hunger are as broad as the faces of America.

May in the FoodShelf

The Shelf of Hope served 345 households – 273 children, 488 adults, and 32 seniors with whopping 9,446 pounds of food! Another good job done by all of the volunteers at the Shelf of Hope. Thank you!

Shelf of Hope: April 2014

The Shelf of Hope had a record breaking month serving 1,161 individuals. (397 children, 724 adults and 40 seniors). We were also blessed with a $1000 grant from Hunger Solutions to purchase two very needed refrigerators. One additional and one to replace our just hanging in there fridge. This will allow us to purchase more…

Shelf Of Hope March 2014

The Shelf of Hope served 719 individuals in March (236 children, 462 adults and 21 seniors). The Shelf of Hopes wishes to thank all of the individuals that participated in our March Campaign of Minnesota Foodshare and our Feinstein Challenge.  None of this would be possible with out you!

February 2014 Food Shelf Report

Shelf of Hope monthly report for February: 249 children 420 adults 19 seniors were served by the Shelf (a total of 688 individuals) 7,801 pounds of food were distributed. This month we were blessed with donations of gloves, water containers, blankets and pillows. It was another successful month at the Shelf.