Thank you so much for attending the August blood drive.
Here are our fantastic results: 49 units collected in August
This year, 209 units of blood from Grace donors! Fantastic!
Our next drive is Monday, October 2, 1PM-7PM. Although walk-ins are welcome, it's best to make an appointment. Whole blood can be donated every 56 day and since Grace will be hosting blood drives every two months, dedicated blood donors will be eligible to donate at all of our drives! Read more.
Support Food for Friends
Donations support local food pantries
Grace Church is responding to the growing numbers of individuals, families, and children in New Jersey who are food insecure due to the pandemic. We have increased the number of organizations that we partner with and are striving to increase the amount and quality of our donations to them while coping with the unique logistical challenges and safety concerns we currently face.
If you would like to shop for donations
Steer clear of these items: flavored rices/noodles, bread crumbs, lasagne/stuffed shell pasta, stuffing, pumpkin, pickles cake mixes/frosting, flour, shortening, huge bottles of anything.
Always welcome: Simple, unprocessed foods are best! See lists below for specific outreach needs. Thank you for your generosity!
Who is served by Food for Friends?
Military Assistance Pantry, Paterson
a once a month pantry serving military families and veterans, run by the Great Falls Rotary Foundation.
Most requested items: tuna, tomato sauce, cookie or cake mix, ketchup, mustard, paper towels, beef gravy.
Trinity Lutheran Church Food Pantry, Dover
Hearty soup, chili, stew (the higher protein is better), canned chicken, Spam, tuna, Vienna sausages, peanut butter, 100% fruit juice, shelf-stable milk, powdered milk (smaller pouches preferred), healthy cereal, instant oatmeal, rice and rice mixes (smaller packages preferred).
St. Andrews Church, Newark
Weekly lunch program and food pantry
Single service tuna, sardines, chicken, Vienna sausage (easy open cans/pouches), cookies, crackers, and chips (individual packets); fruit drinks and fruit cups (single serve).
North Porch Women & Infant Centers
Provides emergency aid, in the form of baby supplies, to mothers and infants in northern NJ. North Porch donations are delivered weekly so we are always collecting for them. Most requested items are: Diapers (size 5 & 6 especially needed), wipes and baby care supplies, & Enfamil 12.5 oz powder.
First Baptist Church of Madison Food Pantry
Providing non-perishables and fresh to those in the Madison area.
Young students at the Goll Farm School, extending thanks for the financial support which has come through Grace Church. Starting in 2011, the people of Grace Church, and other donors, contributed more than $15,000 for the initial construction of the school, located in the village of Suakoko, Liberia. Almost all of this support came in the form of donations of $25 or $50. The people of Grace also supported a book collection, building a school library substantially larger than any other in the region, and named the library in honor of E. Christopher Cone, a Grace parishioner.
Grace Church recently sent a gift to the school, and a parishioner has matched the donation to be use toward the education of young Liberians who would otherwise not be able to attend school at all. Donations to "Grace Church", with "Goll Farm School" on memo line by check, or online, are very welcome. Your donations support the education of the little children in the picture, and a great many more.