GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER
SERVING GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY / TRANSFER / HADLEY / FREDONIA
AMOUNT DONATED: $5,075.29
In the spring of 1991, a small core of concerned individuals led by one man made a decision to form a union of churches to provide food and clothing to anyone in need. Through their dedication and hard work a building was lifted up, many unnamed people came forward and the ministry began. Over the years, not just willing volunteers, but an entire community has diligently provided to maintain a service to the people in need in the greater Greenville area. Our mission is to address the physical needs of the economically challenged in our community.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $10,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
The food pantry provides supplemental groceries on a monthly or emergency basis to eligible clients. We currently have over 400 families on our client list, serving an average of 200 families monthly.
The Hot Meal program is for individuals and families in need of food and/or fellowship. Meals are served on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, serving 1820 meals monthly. This is a free program without restrictions to anyone interested in a hot meal. We added our cooking class back into the program with Covid behind us. This class teaches participants how to utilize food received from the food pantry and also food from their home pantry. In May, The Good Shepherd Center added a community garden to teach people how to grow, gather and preserve food.
Rent and utility assistance program helps families facing financial struggles to pay utility and rent bills to keep them from becoming homeless.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
With the challenges people are facing, it is more important than ever for people to have a place to turn in their time of crisis. With decreased government funding, increased food and gas prices, and limited resources the need this year will be even greater than before. The Good Shepherd Center strives to meet these needs or find the proper agencies that will be able to better serve their specific needs.