The Episcopal Churches of Glynn County are working together under the umbrella of Glynn Episcopal Ministries (GEM). GEM's goal is to create lasting positive change in one the most challenging neighborhoods in Brunswick, GA. Focusing on the area around St. Athanasius and St. Mark's, which are only blocks apart, GEM has a special interest in children.
The food pantry does distributions on Fridays, including special food bags for kids. The Backpack Buddies program sends food home on Fridays through the schools during the school year, and GEM is working with Backpack Buddies to continue that through the summer as well. A simple meal is served to all who show up on the day of the distribution. In addition, there is story time and free children's books for all the kids.
GEM is always looking for new opportunities to raise up and support children in the neighborhood. Donations can be made through Holy Nativity's online donation platform, with a memo for GEM.