"I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.’"
ELAINE KADANE FOOD PANTRY
The Elaine Kadane Food Pantry began in January, 1992 and was named in honor of the woman who inspired the congregation to take action and establish the pantry for those families in need.
The Food Pantry at Ascension provides bagged goods to families in need on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Approximately 100-150 bags are distributed every time. All monies that support the food pantry are raised from individuals, grants, or corporations. No questions asked. All in need are welcome!
2020 PANTRY DATES
July 7th & 21st
Aug. 4th & 18th
Sept. 1st & 15th
Oct. 6th & 20th
Nov. 3rd & 17th
Dec. 1st & 15th
Assist with picking up food from the North Texas Food Bank hub Sharing Life Ministries.
Assist with stocking shelves.
Provide added support for filling bags during the holidays.
Serve coffee and donuts to recipients.
Help staff food tables and assist clients with food selection.
Help to coordinate semi-annual drives for personal hygiene items, toiletries.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
HARVEST OF HOPE COMMUNITY GARDEN
Our community garden offers space for members and non-members alike to grow fresh food. There is a nominal fee to help cover costs and gardeners commit to sharing a portion of their harvest with our Food Pantry.
Help plant or harvest in the garden. There is a fee to have your own bed, but there are communal beds and general needs for care. See below for an application and agreement.
Join members of Ascension and the community during scheduled garden workdays.
Serve as a leader on the Harvest of Hope Garden Committee. Interested in learning more? Contact Diane Haack
AUSTIN STREET CENTER
Austin Street Center is a mainstay in Dallas. We share in the work, along with many other area churches. Ascension provides a meal and servers four times a year (February, May, August, and November).
Cook one or more family size lasagnas.
Transport the lasagnas and help serve dinner at Austin Street Center.
Purchase other needed food items such as fruit and bread.
Interested in learning more? Contact Brian Kasper.