Park Street Church Food Bank

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.”  Is 58


Who We Serve

Food Banks function differently from Food Pantries.
A Food Pantry provides food to the public to counter the effects of Food Insecurity.
A Food Bank stores a supply of food and makes it available to Food Pantries when other sources are unavailable.
Our Food Bank stocks up nonperishable foods and provides these to Food Pantries with whom we have partnerships.

 Managers

lisa gomi hui

lisa gomi hui

Project Manager

I never thought I would have the opportunity to use the skills I cultivate at work, such as team-building and project management, to advance God’s Kingdom and help meet immediate needs in the city I call home. I’m excited to be able to help the body of Christ work together for His good!

sam beverage

sam beverage

Inventory Manager

I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to work alongside other congregations in the city in visibly and materially doing the work of the church.  God can use even a pandemic to glorify his name!

Weekly Updates  July 27-31

  • Praise for God’s hand in our project. We recently connected with Ying Craver, a PSC member who is helping with a volunteer-run Neighbors Helping Neighbors group in Malden. It turns out her group needs exactly what our Food Bank has, for 35 families a week. We’ll be ordering more food to accommodate her project along with the other 3 pantries. Praise God for helping our project be part of the gospel message in Malden!

  • Praise for Carol Scott serving as the main contact for Sysco Foods, and for helping us carry out all the purchases needed for the Malden order.

Prayer Requests

  • Prayer for repackaging and PSC youth ministry sign-ups. The four volunteers who participated in our repackaging pilot want to be regular volunteers (praise God!)
  • we also want to give opportunities particularly to PSC youth for repackaging.
  • We are testing a new sign-up system for the next 4 repackaging sessions. Pray for interest, for good experiences repackaging, and for administrative favor as we figure out the best way to get people to sign up.
  • Prayer for Sam as he figures out the ordering process for project managers
  • That project managers would feel it’s a simple and easy process and get these goods to the local churches we are supporting.
  • Praise God that we should be officially open for pick-up this week!

Project Stories

Prayer vigil

 

COVID-19, Cancer & Project Management

COVID-19, Cancer & Project Management

by Jennifer Powell Scott Forest was just a few weeks into his role as a project manager for one of Park Street’s Covid-19 Rapid Response Teams when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Although faced with months of treatment that would alter his days and sap his...

East Boston

East Boston

By Jennifer Powell The line for the food pantry in East Boston stretched out the door, down the street, and around the corner. And yet, Ricardo waited for an hour and a half. He was out of work, not eligible for benefits, and needed to eat. But by the time he got to...

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