The Shelf of Hope

The Shelf of Hope at Gethsemane is open each Wednesday from 10:00a until 1:00p 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

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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.
— David Nasby, former Vice President of General Mills