Friday, December 23, 2011

Pantry marks 20 years of alleviating hunger

From New Jersey-

Jackie Goedesky said it has been a journey of faith that has kept the Hands of Hope Food Pantry going for so many years.

It’s been 20 years since Goedesky, president of the pantry located at St. James Episcopal Church, and her friend Sue Gajewski decided to establish the nonprofit food pantry in 1992. Gajewski has since moved on and now lives in South Jersey.

“Sue came to me and said, ‘You are going to think I’m crazy, but I think we should start a food pantry,’ ” Goedesky recalled. “We went to the father with the idea and told him our concerns, and he told us to pray about it. It was three months later when we went back to him and said we will start the food pantry, and if it is God’s will then the pantry will succeed. If not, then it will not succeed.”

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