Give a Meal a Month

Menu for June  2017: boxed pasta (penne, spaghetti, etc.); canned low-sodium pasta or tomato sauce; canned low-sodium vegetable (your choice); canned fruit in light syrup or own juices; and powdered milk, shelf-stable boxed milk, or soy milk. Return to church by Sunday, June   18th.

Our members have faithfully supported this food outreach program which features monthly “menus” for purchase by congregational members and donated to the church. Our gifts of meals each month are distributed to those in need through the Webster-Rock Hill Ministries and the Feed My People food pantries, and all we have to do to participate is to shop and bring items to church!  We welcome your support of our goal to ease hunger in our community.

Program Purpose:
    •    To stimulate the giving of congregations to the food pantry they choose to support
    •    To encourage ongoing giving for an ongoing need
    •    To offer structured giving to meet the needs of food pantries
    •    A way for contributors to know that what they are giving is what is needed
    •    To offer a convenient, affordable way for everyone to fight hunger
    •    To provide emergency assistance to members and visitors at CLC – the purpose is to share with one another

Operation:
    •    Each month a coordinator within the congregation plans a menu for the month.  This menu consists of four or five non-perishable items representing a balanced meal.
    •    Copies of the menu are made available to the congregation through the monthly newsletter, along with the yellow bag bearing the GAMAM logo in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall.
    •    Members of the congregation are given the entire month to deliver the menu items in their yellow bags to the display at church (the due date is always the third Sunday of each month).
    •   The Food is divided between the two agencies on the third Wednesday of the month and delivered by volunteers..

Impact:
    •    This has been a successful program at Christ Lutheran Church.  Each month, 8-10 bags of food are collected and delivered.  Both food pantries we partner with are able to distribute balanced meals to families of all sizes.  This program continues all year long, including during the summer months when food pantries traditionally have lower donations of food.