St. Francis of Assisi Outreach

Adopt a Family

For information on our Adopt a Family Christmas Outreach Program, please click here. This year, we have more families than ever in need. If you have the ability to give this year, we so appreciate your generosity!

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

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 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)

We are limited in the amount of clothing or household item donations we can accept for our thrift store at this time. If you are doing spring cleaning at your house and would like to donate items for the thrift store, we ask that you 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

TEMPORARY HOURS OF OPERATION DUE TO COVID (as of 9/8/2020):

CLIENT INTAKE: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am – 1pm 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 9am-12:30pm (Occupancy will be limited)

DONATION DROP-OFF HOURS:  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:30am-11:30am
Please call Mary to schedule donations so we can ensure we have the space/staffing to accept the items with COVID protocols in mind


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 currently open Saturdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. 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.