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GRACE serves its 100,000th meal!

GRACE Marketplace will serve its 100,000th meal on Wednesday, February 17th, and will begin its new Culinary Training Program in February, as well. With the new kitchen in place, GRACE has been able to expand its services and the new Culinary Training program will prepare participants for jobs in local restaurants and institutions.

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FundGRACE campaign raises more than $3,600

Thanks to our 2015 #fundGRACE campaign, we were able to raise $3,688 for job training and case management! Sign up for our newsletter here to follow our progress as we work hard to put others back to work!

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GRACE No Show Gala

This event requires that you NOT hire a babysitter, buy a new outfit, rent a tuxedo, mingle and dance. Instead, we invite you to kick back, relax, and — here’s the best part — stay home! In lieu of spending a fortune on a night out, why not relax in the privacy of your own home and make a valuable donation to a worthy cause?

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Jon DeCarmine: Grace Marketplace has significantly improved lives of homeless

Bruce Frendahl’s Oct. 25 column bought into a number of age-old assumptions about homelessness in Alachua County, and does more to perpetuate stereotypes about homeless people than it does to present solutions.

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2nd Annual Day of GRACE

November is National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Month. The 2nd Annual Day of GRACE will be an exciting event. There will be lots to do and see, and we’ll cut the ribbon on our new kitchen!

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We're Hiring!

We’re looking for a few great folks to join our team as a Shelter Case Manager, Kitchen Manager, and Kitchen Coordinator. Please review the job descriptions below and e-mail a résumé and cover letter to jdecarmine@gracemarketplace.org no later than 5pm on October 15, 2015.

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Pitch in for the kitchen fundraiser wrap-up

We’re wrapping up the Pitch in for the Kitchen fundraiser on Friday, October 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.at the Cymplify First Friday Food Truck Rally!
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Rethinking homeless services to make it easier for people to get off the streets

Ten years ago, a group of us got together to re-think how we provided homeless services in Alachua County. The way we had been doing things wasn’t working. Getting help was like running an obstacle course.

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Grace Marketplace provides respite for Gainesville’s homeless

Deep in four layers of clothes, Russ Dye sat by an extinguished campfire outside homeless shelter Grace Marketplace on Monday as the temperature tiptoed just above 60 degrees. Two sweatshirts, two T-shirts, a pair of shorts and sweatpants kept Dye, 54, from freezing the night before when temperatures across Gainesville dipped below 40 degrees. 

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A Day of GRACE Open House and Benefit

Join us for "A Day of GRACE: Open House and Benefit" presented by the Friends of Grace.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Lauren Poe
Mayor, Gainesville, FL
"They're doing remarkable work and changing the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people."
Dr. Bernie Machen
President Emeritus, UF
"GRACE's early success represents a truly remarkable launch of a much-needed community resource."

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