Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How Shall We Feed Them: Book Review and Giveaway

About The Book:

“Brother, are you okay? Do you and your family have food?” a neighbor asked. Immediately, the man began to cry. Wiping away his tears, he said it had been days since they had food in the house and they had two boys. Overwhelmed, the neighbor asked if he would receive food from the church. The answer was yes, so they got in the car and went to the church’s food pantry. They were able to load them up!

This is one of many stories of meeting the needs of hungry people you will find in this practical book. It provides everything an individual, church, or organization needs to establish or revitalize a food pantry, including specific, step-by-step instructions for:

• Building a food pantry team
• Choosing a place for the food pantry
• Stocking and replenishing the shelves
• Creating guidelines for food pantry recipients
• Ministering to the food recipients

Also included are tear-out materials to help set up a food pantry, including a detailed action plan, check-off lists, sign-up sheets, food recipient information sheets, and contribution sign-up sheets.

Today more than ever, churches and Christian organizations need to meet the needs of increasing numbers of hungry people. Organizing a food pantry is a tangible way to do that. If you want to serve God by helping people in need, this inspiring book is for you.

How Shall We Feed Them? by Marty Girardier from WinePress Group on Vimeo.

About The Author:

Marty Girardier founded the Cupboards for Christ ministry at her church to revialize its food pantry ministry, and the program tripled in size over the next three years. Marty and her husband, John, live in Chesapeake, Virginia. They have two grown sons and a grandson.

My Review:

For as long as time has been, there have been people in need. Whether it is in need of jobs, clothes, homes, or food, there is always a need out there to fill. Over the years, I have seen countless homeless shelters, and community food banks helping the less fortunate and that is great, but as Christians we are mandated to help those less fortunate than us.

 I know that many churches around the world have ministries that help those in their own congregations and it has only been in the last 10 years or so that I have seen churches I have been involved in, step up to the plate and reach out in tangible ways to meet people's physical needs, while also attending to their spiritual ones. By acting out our faith to those less fortunate, we are showing them God's grace and that is what it is all about.

How Shall We Feed Them? by Marty Girardier is a book that EVERY church needs to have in their possession. It takes you through the process of setting up a Food Pantry Ministry that will reach not only your own congregation, but also the community. Included are a ton of lists and templates that will help you get your own Food Pantry Ministry planned and implemented with ease.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase How Shall We Feed Them? by Marty Girardier online, directly from WinePress Books. 

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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


  1. I would love this book. It would be very helpful for my church's foodback. I know we're not very efficient and could use some tips.

  2. What a useful book this would be!! Our church already does this and it would be wonderful to learn how to improve what we already do!