Two years ago on super Bowl Sunday, I stood before the church congregation and read the miracle of the 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread. With support from the Missions Board, I explained the need for a continuous program that would provide food for the hungry in our community.
That was the beginning of our Feed 5000 mission.
We began with the simple plan of purchasing the best sale items of the week with money donated by the church. Over time, with the guidance from the local Salvation Army, this has changed to 4 weekly lists of food to donate:
- Canned Fruit and Vegetables
- Side Dishes
- Breakfast Items
- Meals In A Can
I am proud to announce that with your generous donations of money and food, we have reached over 10,000 items! These donations have been picked up weekly by Julie Goheen from the Salvation Army and Larry Muntz with the Jersey Township food pantry.
Matthew 14:15-16: As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food. Jesus replied “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
~Cathy Helfer and the Board of Missions~