SOCIAL MINISTRY– Food Bank, Food Project, Family Shelter

By Sherry Willmschen

FoodBank on 3 Fridays

(First 3 Fridays of every month all year long)

Our foodbank continues to flourish with 30 to 40 people receiving food weekly. We need to advertise more to the community (since sign fell). I will be bringing posters to allow members to share to neighbors or to post in businesses you frequent. Thanks to Gary and Maria for picking upfood and our regular volunteers. Come anytime on the first 3 Fridays to help with food dispersal at 10 and be done by 11. Come at 9 to visit with participants.

Portland Food Project

     The Portland Food Project blessed St. Timothy with food from this program again on February 10th with 500# of food. Thanks to Ray and Jean for putting the food away. Our pantry was also blessed with donations from Super Bowl Sunday with 143# of food. Even so, I noticed we have fewer cereal boxes, snacks, or drinks. We had a huge box of toilet paper donated which was awesome. Office staff and Pastor try to track the number of people using our pantry and had 10 people on one day!

Family Shelter Planning

      Meetings continue to reactivate the shelter we supported under the oversight of Family Promise. The chair is Karen Burger. We will keep members apprised of the progress.

Sherry Willmschen

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