Friday, June 4, 2010
God's Nuggets: Faith in Action
Did you know?
*Out of 101 people that it takes to run the food bank, only 1 is a paid employee and 100 are volunteers.
*Less than 5% of the food bank funds come from the government and 95% come from community members. WOW!
I was really humbled in what God has given me and I really want to take a more active part in contributing to my community in a tangible way. I also think it would be a great project for my son to be in with me as he gets older.
So here is a list of needs for our food bank and probably most others as well:
PEANUT BUTTER! PEANUT BUTTER! PEANUT BUTTER!
Macaroni and Cheese
Boxed side dishes (rice a roni, pasta roni)
Kid Friendly Foods (easy mac, spaghetti O's)
Canned meat (Chicken, tuna, ham)
Spaghetti/tomato sauce and noodles
Mayo, mustard, ketchup
Grocery store gift cards are needed so the food bank can purchase items that don't come in on food drives like eggs, butter and other things that run low
NON-FOOD ITEMS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL:
Full size bar soap
diapers, baby wipes
I learned that over 18,000 families were served at the local food bank in my area. Families can get food for 4 days at 3 meals a day as well as non-food items once a month. They never turn anyone away. I know many people have been blessed by this charity. I even got a message on Facebook from one of my friends who was a single mom who benefited from such a service.
Now, what do you think you can do for your community in this area? Can you give, volunteer, something else? I challenge you to take your Faith Into Action beyond just a one day ministry to a lifetime. I know I will! Blessings, Shonda