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Kristen Freeman

Kristen joined Aspen Group as an Interior Designer in 2019 after working in both commercial and residential design. In her free time she enjoys fishing and boating and hanging out with her family and dogs.

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Designing a Church Food Pantry that Models the Love of Jesus

By: Kristen Freeman
February 07, 2022

Shepherd’s Heart Care Center, located in Chapelstreet Church’s South Street campus in Geneva, Illinois, serves 1400 people in the Tri-City area. When this ministry began in 1999, it was a simple food pantry closet with pre-packed bags, where families in need could get a helping hand, but the small, tucked away space wasn’t sufficient to allow the team to actually build relationship with the people they served. Years later, a new, larger location offered more visibility, and the ministry grew to serve more families. But it wasn’t long before they were again busting at the seams, so they decided to expand again, but they didn’t want to limit their help to food only.

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