Below is the link to our YouTube channel where we will be posting the services we record while we are keeping our social distance.
Food Pantry News: Cancellation of the May food drive had us reaching out to the community for donations to purchase food needed for our monthly distributions. Because we are now purchasing almost all of the food needed each month to serve 38 families, we greatly appreciate everyone who has helped make this possible! As things are now, we will be depending on monetary donations for the foreseeable future. FYI…our Food Pantry is self-supporting and receives no funding outside of food and monetary donations from the community.
During the school year all kids in need of breakfast and lunch are taken care of, and the school also packs a “backpack” for kids to take home to supplement their needs for the weekend. In the summer the Food Pantry always gives our families with children extra food to help cover the breakfasts and lunches they won’t be getting at school. This year in addition to filling the extra food need for Food Pantry clients, we are taking on the “backpack” program as well for May-August to serve an additional 20 extra kids in 10 families who are not currently part of our client list. To meet this extra food need, we believe St. Paul’s is in a unique situation of being able to use Thrivent Action Team Visa cards to help purchase supplies. We already have commitments for two cards, and if anyone else would like to participate, please contact Diana Frerichs or Sue Freed. We can help find shoppers from the church or give you a shopping list of items. Thanks!