I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat.
I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink.
Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for Me.
To serve our Lord by serving 'the least of these',
to shine the light of Christ into the lives of those living in the dark;
to bring hope to the hopeless, joy where there is sorrow,
to love to those who feel unloved and to inspire others to do likewise by way of God's grace in a bag.
Bags of Grace is a ministry based on Matthew 25:35-40. We are dedicated to providing the basic
necessities to our brothers and sisters in need. This is achieved, primarily, through gallon
sized zipper storage bags filled with food, water and hygiene products. Items that we take for
granted, but which are precious and rare to the homeless.
We would love for you to get involved in any way that the Holy Spirit moves you. Several churches
have active Bags Of Grace chapters. Click here
for a listing with contact information. If you don't
see a church that you are familiar with, or, if you would like to get involved directly, please
email us at Contact@BagsOfGrace.org
All of us want to help when we know there is a need, but many people are reluctant to hand money to someone with a sign
on a street corner. A Bag of Grace provides basic but valuable items to those on the street, who are truly in need, without
the risk of being abused.
A Bag of Grace, however, is more than just a meal. It's an chance to connect with another person, even if
just for a moment. It's a chance to let them know that they are not forgotten or thrown away. Every bag was assembled, transported
and distributed by volunteers who care enough to invest their time and energy in someone that most people would rather ignore.
"I may not know you, but I know God loves you, and that's enough for me."
Every Bag of Grace that we assemble has a bottle of water, a Chef Boy R Dee microwaveable meal, a can of
Vienna Sausages, a can or cup of fruit, two packages of cheese or peanut butter crackers, two individually
wrapped sticks of beef jerky, a pack of Juciy Fruit gum, a pack of eating utensils and napkin, a pocket size packet of tissues, a
quart sized zipper bag with 6-8 wet wipes and a card explaining the gift of God's grace and how one can accept this
gift (sinner's prayer).
This is for everyone! From kids to seniors, able bodied to those with chanllenges, everyone can participate and contribute.
Children have really been a driving force in this ministry. They just get it. If you see someone in need you help them, without
judgement or prejudice. A four year old even showed us the best way to stack the items in our bags so that they stay orgainzed.
How Did It Start?
A lot of people tell us that this is a great idea. While we appreciate the complement, it wasn't really our idea.
The story of how this came to be might surprise you.
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