Did you know? Dos Santos is the Spanish term for 'two saints'. It reflects the origin of this ministry at two historically yoked, or associated, faith communities. It also embraces the promise of Jesus as conveyed in Holy Scripture: "Where two or more are gathered in my Name, There I will be also." (Matthew 18: 20)
MEET OUR PANTRY DIRECTOR
Ms. Garcia-Randle is a native of Los Angeles, CA and the daughter of immigrants to the United States. Her mother emigrated from El Salvador and her father comes from a small village in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Angelica, who is fluent in written and spoken Spanish, moved to Virginia from Southern California in 2011 when her husband, The Rev. Cameron Randle, was called as rector of St. James, Accomac and St. George's, Pungoteague. Together, the Garcia-Randles have pioneered Latino and Food Justice ministries in Southern Virginia.
Angelica is Director of Dos Santos Food Pantry, a ministry of the churches of St. George's Parish. Dos Santos (two saints) is a partner agency of the Foodbank of Southeast Virginia and the Eastern Shore and the only Spanish-speaking pantry in the region. The outreach serves a sizable migrant farmworker and Latino immigrant community by providing staple foods such as corn flour for tortillas, rice, beans, poultry and fresh vegetables, along with clothing and personal hygiene items.
In the past year, Dos Santos has expanded to include an organic community garden to help supply the pantry and a vibrant new tutoring program for children of Latino immigrant parents in two key Accomack County public elementary schools. A mobile version of the pantry also distributes food and other necessities in trailer parks and migrant camps.
The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
The Churches of St. George's Parish
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
Dos Santos Tutoring Program