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Organizations We Support


One of our values is serving others in the same way Christ served others. Learn more about our outreach opportunities here.

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Organizations We Support


One of our values is serving others in the same way Christ served others. Learn more about our outreach opportunities here.

Here is a sampling of what we do:


Other Organizations We Support:

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Community Garden


Community Garden


Faith Des Peres' Community Garden


If you'd like more information about our Community Garden, please click on the applicable links below.

Community Garden Application
Community Garden Agreement

We Grow to Serve!

In 2011 we kicked off the inaugural year of our community garden.  Twenty-five plots were tilled and produced vegetables and flowers for the gardeners and the community.  The "give away" garden produces beans, lettuce, tomatoes, squash and pumpkins for Circle of Concern Food Pantry.

In 2016 we had another successful growing season! An irrigation system was put in and a fence keeps out the critters.    

Check with us in the spring for available plots by contacting Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church at 314-432-8029 or e-mail Jim if you are interested. The cost for plots this year are $25/plot for the growing season.  

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Buddy Packs


Buddy Packs


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Buddy Packs

 

Many families struggle to eat healthy meals and snacks every day. The children in these families often go to school hungry in the morning and return home at the end of the day with little hope of having another hot meal until the next day at school. Even more disheartening, the availability of healthy meals and snacks over the weekend is frequently the exception rather than the rule.

Buddy Packs is a community ministry program sponsored by Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church intended to provide weekend meal assistance to children in a nearby school district.


How Does Buddy Packs Work?

The church works with schools to identify children whose families want to participate; or families may contact the school principal to learn if they qualify for the program.

A parent or guardian is required to sign a permission form for a child to participate in Buddy Packs. If there is more than one child in a family, a separate permission form is required for each child.

Every Friday afternoon throughout the school year, the church delivers a packs of nutritious food and snacks for the participating children to take home in their backpacks. The youngsters pick up the food in a designated, secure location. Participation in the program remains confidential, to the extent possible, to protect the children's privacy. 

There is no charge for a child to become a Buddy Pack participant; this is a free service sponsored by Faith Des Peres. 


What is in a Weekend Buddy Pack?

Nutritious food for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks for the weekend are provided. Hot or cold cereals, breakfast bars, macaroni and cheese, chicken or vegetable soup, canned vegetables, spaghettios, ravioli, apple sauce, fruit cups, pudding, pretzels, animal crackers, milk and juice are examples of the items in the weekend meal packs. Each pack is sufficient for one child for the weekend. Parents are asked if there is a microwave oven and a can opener in the home. They also are asked if their child has any food allergies. 


How Can I Help and Learn More?

Food and/or monetary donations are always welcome and can be sent or brought to:

Buddy Packs
Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church
11155 Clayton Road
Frontenac, MO 63131
314-432-8029

You may also contact the church office or the pastor for more information about Buddy Packs.

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Feeding the Flock


Feeding the Flock


Feeding the Flock collection takes place on the first Sunday of every month, which is also Communion Sundays. The children do not normally attend Sunday School on these days because we desire that they participate in Holy Communion. So on Communion Sundays, the children of the congregation gather together and pull a wagon through the Sanctuary, collecting food for our outreach facility, Circle of Concern. After the service, the Feeding the Flock ministry sorts through the donations and takes them to Circle of Concern.

The idea behind Feeding the Flock is that while we are spiritually fed at Christ’s table, we are called to physically feed others. This is an important outreach ministry of Faith Des Peres, and is one that especially gets everyone involved. The children learn about giving and participating in mission ministries.  Even if you're not present that day, you can always donate food to Circle of Concern by dropping food off at the church or taking it in yourself.