The Food Pantry has been very busy with holiday distributions and other events like the St Nicholas Crafts Fair involving the crew’s time.
But what great work is being accomplished!
The Food Pantry served more than 430 families for Thanksgiving. There were over 400 families on the first Friday and Saturday of December. For the St Nicholas Mass, Fr Bruce and Fr Millard Cook served a bilingual Mass, the third one at Christ Episcopal Church.
We from the Food Pantry gave away coats, sweaters, boots upstairs in the Narthex. The event raised $200 for the Food Pantry.
More is happening and by the time you read this, volunteers, totaling between 25-30, will have put together the 400 boxes and bags for the Christmas distribution. And that will be the final distribution of 2023. And it has been a truly transformational year.
Stay tuned for the Food Pantry’s plans for 2024. Like all ministries, the Food Pantry will be submitting a budget and calendar for 2024. Given Debby Campbell’s passion and Peggy Walck’s incredible organizational skills, 2024 will be even more of a success than this year has been.
Author: Deborah Emin