QRGA has adopted as our charity the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood, located at the Grace Episcopal Church. The pantry is an all-volunteer-run charitable organization supporting over 350 families within the Norwood area. Throughout the year, one member of the QRGA team helps out at the Food Pantry once a week, sorting and stacking the food donations collected during the week. Every week this team member receives a specific request for the type of food needed most for the following week from Ruth Taeger, the Director, and provides this request to the rest of the firm. We have a food collection bin in the reception area, and clients as well as staff are encouraged to donate. Team members pick up these food items and the following week the next volunteer brings the donations to the food pantry.
Each year the Church holds a fundraiser for the Food Pantry. This fundraiser is called “Walk for Grace” and is a three mile walk that raises cash and food donations for the food pantry. Since QRGA has been volunteering and participating in the walk, this fundraiser has raised over $2,000 a year for the food pantry.
During the Holidays, QRGA purchases toys and gift cards for grocery stores and donates them to the food pantry.