Our Pantry’s History

Our food pantry is a wonderful outreach of Grace Church. Originally, Dorothy Ridley organized the collection and distribution of food from a small room. In late 2001, Pat Rader volunteered to help the Rector meet the many requests this inner-city parish received for food assistance.

The pantry soon outgrew the tiny room and Dick Vogus, our then Sexton, built a storage room in the undercroft. Refrigerators and freezers were donated, and we were off and running. Special credit to Ginny Harmon for organizing this undertaking, in the early days of this program, seeing that the food we needed was ordered. Ginny spent countless hours with the pantry.

We could not do this without our team of faithful volunteers. Thanks to all who volunteer, organize, and give their time to our pantry and community.