Among our missions at Good Shepherd Church, the care and well-being of our community has always been a priority. This has been particularly true for those in our community in the margins: the poor, the infirm, immigrants, the undocumented, LGBTQ people and others. We have always sought to provide sanctuary, comfort and hope.
Now, the Covid-19 pandemic has given us new priorities and a new focus. We must do more than offer sanctuary and hope; we must work to save lives. Our response has been to establish a food pantry and host vaccine clinics, thus providing both sustenance and protection.
Without the food pantry at Good Shepherd Church, many in our Bay Ridge community would face starvation. Without the vaccine clinics we hosted, they would be left unprotected and extraordinarily vulnerable to the virus.
The following pages provide further details and images of our pandemic response.