St. Francis of Assisi Outreach

The Mission of St. Francis of Assisi Outreach is to connect the hearts, hands, and efforts of our parish community to meet the basic necessities of our brother and sisters in need. St. Francis of Assisi Outreach Ministry was first organized in the parish in 1979 as an outgrowth from the original St. Vincent de Paul conference. The food pantry also has been an integral part of the assistance provided by St. Francis Outreach ministry.  Many families are assisted through these resources. Through the efforts of many volunteers and the generosity of the parish family, the Thrift Store. and food pantry have developed into one of the outstanding emergency assistance centers in the Grapevine area today.


Due to the ever-changing situation with the coronavirus pandemic, our St. Francis Outreach is operating under modified hours and procedures. See the schedule details below. For the most updated information on how St. Francis parish is responding to the COVID situation, click here

Due to the generosity of our parish community and the limited space of our food pantry area, we are limiting donations to the items listed below at this time. They can be dropped off at the Parish Office during Business Hours. You can also make a monetary donation online directly to our Outreach Fund.

FOOD PANTRY CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Men’s & women’s razors
  • Toothpaste /
  • Adult and children’s toothbrushes /
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Small Flour
  • Small sugar
  • Cereal
  • Jelly
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Syrup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Cooking oil (Small bottle)
Director of Outreach
Mary M. // Outreach: 817-488-5444

CLIENT INTAKE: Tuesday, Thursday and, Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm or by appt
All clients must go through GRACE first; contact Mary with any questions about the process

THRIFT STORE HOURS: Tuesday, Thursday and, Saturday from 9:00 am-12:30 pm (Occupancy will be limited)

 

DONATION DROP-OFF HOURS:

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Please Call Mary if you have a lot of donations or large items. Thank you!


Parishioners are welcome!!! The store carries new and gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, toys and household items at an affordable price. Proceeds from SFO Thrift Store are used to provide emergency financial assistance to those in need. Items carried in the Thrift Store are those which are generously donated by our parish community. Please do not leave donations outside of the Outreach Building.

SFA Outreach has set a goal to provide food for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to many families in need. With your help, we will organize food donations and prepare baskets. We need the help of the whole church community to make this year’s project a success. If you would like to donate food items, please, place them in the boxes provided in the Narthex or bring them to the Parish Office.

DONATIONS 

  • Sweet potatoes 
  • Pie crust box 
  • Chicken Broth 
  • French Fried Onions 
  • Fruit Cocktail 
  • Marshmallows 
  • Cranberry sauce 
  • Cream of mushroom soup 
  • Pumpkin 
  • Evaporated milk 
  • Boxed stuffing mix 
  • Cornbread mix 
  • Instant potatoes & turkey gravy mix (No glass, please.) 
  • Flour (Small) 
  • Coffee & Sugar (Small) 
  • Crisco Oil (Small) 
  • Gift cards for perishables $20-$25

Sponsored by SFA Outreach will be initiated the weekend of November 19th & 20th. Through the Adopt-A-Family program, adults and children are available for adoption. Ornaments are placed on the tree representing individuals and their “Christmas Wish List” items. The desired item can then be purchased to help fulfill their Christmas wish.

ASSISTANCE IN OTHER WAYS 

  • Utility Assistance program, cash contributions will be set aside to provide assistance with the higher winter utility bills. 
  • Produce vouchers through grocery store gift certificates can be donated to allow families to purchase perishable items which are not provided in the holiday food baskets. 
  • Department store gift certificates to allow Angel Shoppers to purchase wished-for items. 

All ornaments taken must be returned by December 8th, 2022 with a gift attached unwrapped. We let the families of those adopted wrap the gift for their loved ones. Thanks so much.