Give a Meal a Month

Menu for March 2020:  canned beef or chicken meals (hearty stews, chili, soups) , any low sodium canned vegetable,  canned fruit in own juices or light syrup/applesauce, gelatin (jello), pudding mix (any flavor), and powdered milk or shelf-stable boxed milk or soy milk or ground coffee. Return to the church by Sunday, March 20, 2020.
Optional personal hygiene items: shampoo/conditioner, soap, deodorant
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.
Peanut butter, jelly, fruit rolls, breakfast cereal, oatmeal, sugar free juices and tea bags are always welcome. And donations of disposable diapers, diaper wipes formula, feminine products, and hygiene products are always appreciated. Please fill a yellow shopping bag or two (available in the Fellowship Hall) with food items and return them to CLC. Thank you for remembering your neighbors.
  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


•    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 GAMMA 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.


 •    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.