Friday Lunches

People are walking around hungry in our streets.

Good Shepherd parishioner Beth Montano holds a bowl of basil from our organic garden.

Good Shepherd parishioner Beth Montano holds a bowl of basil from our organic garden.

So, Good Shepherd Church parishioners and members of our community cook a hot lunch every Friday for anyone who needs one, like the migrant worker community in our West Berkeley neighborhood. We are using food from the Alameda County Food Bank and Good Shepherd’s own pantry organic garden to feed about 50 folks each week. And that number is growing.

Interested in helping? Volunteers are always welcome, as cooks and/or shoppers.Call the church at (510) 549-1433. Preparation for the lunch begins at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall.


Chefs Extraordinaire (left to right) Rev. Bill Trego, Vicar Este Gardner and Julie Thompson prepare lunch for our hungry neighbors.


The Friday after Thanksgiving, we served a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
Food Pantry is set up in back.



Friday Lunches — 2 Comments

    • Hi Judy, How wonderful! We would welcome your help with our Monday “Sandwich Ministry”, with the Friday lunches, and other endeavors. It depends on what appeals to you and what your schedule allows. Teddy runs the sandwich-making starting at 9:30 on Mondays. Beth is our kitchen goddess on Fridays and would love to have more help preparing food, setting up tables, etc. I apologize that our gmail account isn’t working at the moment, but I’ll reply to your message in an email and connect you with these wonderful volunteer leaders! Peace and gratitude wafting your way! Webmistress Lynne

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