Food Pantry/ Meals Program

Annual Food Collection Drives/ Meals for Seniors Program (Inspired by Grace)

 Economic conditions affect communities and population segments in many different ways.  After meeting with local officials, Grace launched in 2015 a new ministry directed at senior citizens and families in the Town of Oyster Bay Housing Complex located in East Massapequa.  Due to age and/or their individual economic situation there are many residing in this complex needing assistance on occasion with food related issues.  

Meal Program - We have expanded our food collection and distribution efforts to provide food and meals to these impacted senior citizens and families in need. Bi- monthly, Church volunteers prepare and serve a complete Sunday afternoon dinner to seniors and families at their community room within the housing complex.  We serve more than food; we serve companionship, conversation and an occasional prayer to those in their golden years.   The meal program also provides leftovers for the seniors and a package of non-perishable food for them to take with them.  

Annual Food Drives -  Coordinanted by Richard and Debi Csajko, Church and school families, aided by local community members, collect food twice a year (Lent and Advent) to help those in need. At our 2022  Advent Food Drive we collected 2004 pounds of food and toiletries which equates to 1670 meals for those with food insecurity.   The food that we donated to Island Harvest was distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and shelters across the Island. Watch news on our Web site for collection days.