About Table of Grace
The Sidney Table of Grace became a Nazarene Compassionate Ministry Center (CMC) in 2019. What is a Nazarene Compassionate Center? The Church of the Nazarene and CMC’s are opposite sides of the same coin. The “Church” is God’s grand design for transforming the world. CMC’s are separate legal entities but they are an extension of the Church used to bring about transformation in our communities.
Recognizing that God has blessed us to be a blessing, the mission of Table of Grace and the Sidney Church of the Nazarene, is to share the overwhelming abundance God has bestowed upon us with those in need in our community. Food is shared with love and respect for those who come for assistance. It is our intention that they receive not only food for their family and physical hunger, but generous portions of kindness and grace to feed their spiritual and emotional hunger.
We believe the words of Jesus, that this is one way we can respond directly to God’s love for us: “ For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35.
And to that end, we desire to bring all men, women and children to a saving knowledge of Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Table of Grace serves needy individual and families in 3 counties in Western NE. Table of Grace pantry is held every Thursday in Sidney and the fourth Saturday of the month in Oshkosh. The pantry in Sidney is held at 1125 Alvarado Road. The Sidney pantry is open on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays from 10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. and on the 2nd, 4th Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. We also take food to our senior citizens at the Western Heritage Apartments in Sidney. Table of Grace supplements the Kimball and Dalton pantry with food items they cannot get such as dairy, produce, meat and bakery.
Table of Grace purchases most of our food from the Foodbank of the Heartland in Omaha and from local stores. The Table of Grace food pantry also receives commodities (USDA) from the Foodbank of the Heartland. We also receive some bakery, dairy, produce, meat & grocery donations from our local Walmart and Safeway stores. Table of Grace picks up food donations from our local Walmart and Safeway stores every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.
Our Mission(thrift) Store is located at 1125 Alvarado Street in Sidney, is normally ** open every Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Mission Store go to support the Table of Grace Food Pantry and our various ministries. **We are accepting donations of any kind. All clothing donated must be clean (no rips or stains) and wearable. We do not accept mattresses.
The Table of Grace operates entirely on donations from individuals/companies, grants and what income our Mission Store brings in. Currently, all donations that we receive go into operating expenses such as utilities, building/equipment maintenance, insurance, auto expenses, purchasing equipment and food for the pantry. The Table of Grace is a non profit 501 C 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. If you would like to donate to the Table of Grace, please make checks payable to: Table of Grace and mail to: 1444 Jackson St. Sidney, NE 69162