For over 15 years, as soon as the weather gets truly nasty, we line up from the church to the food shelf, and in a show of solidarity pass bags of food from person to person to fill the shelves at the other end. Why is this important? Worthwhile?
First, because we’re approaching that time of year when families and individuals who have little in the way of resources, both financially and socially, are feeling the pinch. The food shelf is full of people looking for a supplement to their grocery bill during the six hours per week it is open. We help keep it stocked at a time when the foodshelf is running through food.
Secondly, there are many who feel that foodshelves are a waste of good people’s time and energy. We can at least, by our actions indicate we think otherwise. There are a good many other people who simply don’t think about the foodshelf and the plight of the hungry families in our town. Again, without comment, our actions suggest that here is a group of people not unconcerned with all members of our community.
You can help by bringing a bag or two to share in the effort. That bag can be filled with anything you’d likely want to have stocked in your kitchen shelves. Exotic items or that can of prune sauce that’s been sitting in the cabinet for two years, are less needed! And, if you can stick around after worship for 45 minutes or so, grab a cup of coffee and then line up on Main Street and the fun begins. The Closet Club youth group will be serving hot-chocolate at the other end!