St. Francis of Assisi Outreach

Due to the ever-changing situation with the coronavirus pandemic, our St. Francis Outreach is currently only doing client intake on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Thrift Store remains closed at this time. For the most updated information on how St. Francis is responding to the situation, click here

If you would like to help our neighbors in need by donating to Outreach at this time, we are in need of Walmart or grocery store gift cards in $20-30 denominations and food pantry items (see list below). They can be dropped off at Outreach from 9am-10am on Tuesday and Thursday or brought to the Parish Office during business hours. You can also make a monetary donation online directly to our Outreach Fund.

FOOD PANTRY CURRENT NEEDS:

Flour
Sugar
Pancake mix
Syrup
Mac n cheese
Rice
Pinto and black Beans
Enchilada sauce
Cereal
Canned chicken
Coffee
Tea

Spaghetti sauce
Noodles
Tomato sauce
Diced tomatoes
Tuna
Canned ravioli
Snack Crackers (cheese or peanut butter)
Soups
Cooking oil
Jelly

Deodorant
Shaving cream
Dish soap
Laundry soap
Tooth paste
Toilet paper 
Bar soap
Shampoo
Conditioner
Diapers (size 4-5-6)
Baby Wipes

$20-30 Walmart or grocery gift cards (We never ask for digital gift cards, but only physical gift cards that are brought to the parish; Walmart preferred because they can also be used for gas)

Paper boxes or paper bags (for giving out grocery orders)

Please note, we do not have the staffing or sales to accept very much clothing or household item donations for our thrift store at this time. Please do not leave items in the wire baskets around the Church or at the doors. If you are doing spring cleaning at your house, we ask that you either hold your donations until our Outreach is back open and fully operational or contact Mary at 817-488-5444 to discuss Outreach’s current needs and to set a drop-off of your items.

Director of Outreach
Mary M. // Outreach: 817-488-5444

HOURS OF OPERATION:
CURRENTLY ONLY DOING CLIENT INTAKE ON TUESDAY & THURSDAY. THRIFT STORE STILL REMAINS CLOSED!
FOR CLIENT INTAKE & DONATIONS: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
THRIFT STORE HOURS: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm


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.


Outreach Thrift Store and Pantry is in need of the following items:

Edible items: tuna, chicken, mac and cheese, cereal, pasta noodles, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, crackers, coffee, sugar, flour, cooking oil Paper goods: dish detergent, laundry detergent, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving razors, shaving cream, shampoo/conditioner, bath soap and toilet paper Grocery or Wal-Mart Gift cards for perishables. Please place all items in the Outreach Box in the Narthex or the Northwest Foyer. Please check expiration dates on food as expired food items cannot be distributed.


The Thrift Store is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. 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.