City Social Magazine

SEP 2014

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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38 r e a d u s o n l i n e a t w w w . c i t y s o c i a l . c o M 38 The Shepherd's Market To Help the Hungry The Shepherd's Market is a client-choice food pantry serving hungry families living in south Baton Rouge. The pantry is the largest project of the non- profit organization called Opening Doors, which is based at St. John's United Methodist Church at 9375 Highland Road, and is dedicated to improving the quality of lives of people who live primarily in the Gardere community. The pantry is an agency of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and has just cele- brated two years of operations with service for over 1,500 needy households. Families come to the pantry once a month to "shop" for their free allotment of groceries, based on the number of people that live in their households. Most months the pantry serves an average of 400 families, giving out close to 18,000 pounds of food. The Shepherd's Market welcomes volunteers to help give out food and assist with stocking the shelves every Monday evening from 4-7 p.m. and every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. The pantry is also in need of organizations and individuals to help with food drives to keep the pan- try stocked. For more information, see the pantry link at or contact the pantry director, Theresa Sandifer, at (225) 337-1306 or by email at Keller Williams Cares Annual RED Day Effort As part of the annual KW Cares RED Day effort, Keller Williams Red Stick office chose to spend the day with IRIS: Domestic Violence Center of Baton Rouge. For more than 30 years, IRIS, the largest non- profit domestic violence organization in Louisiana, has provided professional, compassionate and empowering support to battered women and their children in the Capital Area. Clothes, bus passes, baby clothes and toys, toilet- ries, personal care products, makeovers, a complete playground makeover, face paint for the kids, land- scape overhaul, lunch, new basketball goal, monetary Soul Hungry Serving the Hungry Feeding the Soul unleashed 2014: With help from the community, this year's fundraiser will have a positive impact on St. Tammany Humane Society's mission to fnd forever homes for homeless dogs and cats, educate and support St. Tammany youth and families in caring for their pets, and provide low cost FixDat spay and neuter. Purple Cow: All sales go to support the fght against homelessness in Downtown Baton Rouge through The Christian Outreach Center. So, every single dollar goes to tangible ministry in Baton Rouge.

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