MONTHLY OUTREACH FOOD DRIVES
THIS MONTH'S 2ND SATURDAY EVENT (Sept. 11th)
Each month, we have a Food Drive on the Second Saturday. During COVID many of the organizations that serve those with food insecurities have closed. The food we gather has become critical to the survival of many residents of Lockport and the surrounding area.
Did you know that our Food Drives are getting positive attention for Christ Church? People from the community see the food drive on our sign and stop with donations. People think of Christ Church when they have something they would like to donate. We get calls from people with clothing or household items when they want the items to be free for the next owner. We will also accept monetary donations (please make checks payable to Christ Church with "Pet Food" on the memo line) for the Pet Food Pantry. And, of course, we will be collecting non-perishable food for the Lockport Blessing Boxes or checks to Christ Church (make payable to Christ Church with "Outreach" on the memo line).
This month we are looking for a balance of protein-rich meals, canned meats, fruits and veggies, cereals, peanut butter & Jelly, canned soups, snacks, cake mixes & canned frosting, cracker packs, shelf-stable and dry milk!
We appreciate the on-going support of church members and the community with the project!!!!
If you are able to help with these drives, please contact the church office and they will direct you to Gloria Bryant. Thank you!!
Our donations of non-perishable food items in the next few months will also be used for these purposes:
1. The Blessing Boxes in Lockport...food for whoever needs it.
2. Helping a few families in Christ Church who are experiencing food insecurities.
3. The Agri-Center where the migrant workers seek assistance of all sorts. This year because of COVID the migrants are forced to stay here even though there is no work for them now. They are not prepared for northern winters or extended periods without pay. These are the same folks who would normally come for our Christmas Outreach before they headed south to their next job.
4. Local Pet Food pantry
We also try to support Brother's Keeper when we are able.
Please consider what non-perishable items you might contribute to help our neighbors. The need is great! What a blessing to be able to share what we have been given!!!!
WARM UP FOR WINTER
During October, the Outreach Committee will be collecting warm hats, scarves, mittens and gloves to help ensure our neighbors stay warm this winter. If you knit or crochet, please start working now. Purchased items are also needed!
Fleece hats are quick and easy, so if you sew, please Google the free online patterns and start sewing. It only takes 1/3 yard of fleece to make a few hats. Everyone loves fleece...it's soft, warm and easy to wash, and comes in a wonderful variety of colors and designs. An expert says that kids especially will always pick fleece over knit or crochet.