SPIN is Back!!!
The Outreach Committee is bringing back Serving People in Need (SPIN)! The new SPIN will take on a slightly different mission. St. Margaret’s is collaborating with St. John’s United Methodist Church and their food pantry called The Shepherd’s Market. Members of the committee visited the Market and were impressed with the ministry’s organization and the extent of the assistance provided to those in need.
The committee’s plan is to continue collecting non-perishable food as we did for the emergency food boxes. The list of needed items below is much more accessible and household items and toiletries are also needed. Collection baskets will be located in the Narthex of the church.
Volunteers are also welcome to staff the Market on distribution days, which are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 11am. Contact Michele Fuselier at 337.654.6220 for details. The committee is also working on other ways to expand the new SPIN very soon.
The Shepherd’s Market is a client-choice food pantry serving the hungry and needy in south Baton Rouge. We have been operating for more than nine years. In that time we’ve opened more than 2,700 unduplicated files, each representing a different family. We serve 380 families per month and distribute 23,000 pounds of food per month. The Shepherd’s Market serves 35 families per day. Our focus area includes zip codes 70808, 70809, 70810 and 70820, but we serve any family in need.
Cereal – Dry Beans – Canned Fruit – Pasta Sauce – Soup – Rice – Peanut Butter – Jelly – Flour – Sugar – Salt – Canned Milk – Oatmeal – Crackers – Canned Beans – Canned Meat – Grits – Poptarts – Pasta – Juice – Muffin Mixes – Ketchup – Mayo – Mustard – Mac & Cheese
Common Household Items
Laundry Detergent – Toilet Paper – Paper Towels – Soap – Shampoo – Cleaning Supplies – Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
If you are interested in volunteering and are not available on Tuesday or Thursday mornings, contact Mike Baldwin at 925.212.1815 about opportunities with Red Stick Together (an outreach ministry of Broadmoor United Methodist Church) serving free meals at the Hi Nabor Supermarket on Florida Boulevard.