03 Nov 2019 Hunger Action Week Updates!
2019 Hunger Action Week Updates!
NOVEMBER 3, 2019
How do you capture all that happened during Hunger Action Week, October 20 – 27, 2019? With a ton of gratitude! Thank you so much for bringing in so many food donations or helping to fill the freezer with a frozen meal or for a few pairs of the hundreds of socks we collected. Thank you for serving in one of our hands-on service projects throughout the week. Thank you for packing meals for others as we extended our worship of God to connect our heart and hands together. You may not get to see the persons who get to eat that frozen meal through Helping Hands Ministry or the smiles of people picking up Thanksgiving meals from New Hope Ministries, Bethesda Mission or Ecumenical Food Pantry, but you are a HUGE part of that story. God continues to use flawed, imperfect people, like you and I, to plant seeds of love, hope and truth with every act that we exercised during Hunger Action Week. I love serving Jesus with you!
Hunger Action Week is never truly over though, as human need continues long after we sweep up the last of the spilled rice from Sunday. I continue to pray and hope that Hunger Action Week will be a catalyst that can connect people with regular (monthly or weekly) opportunities to serve. When we serve with Godly motivations, we are participants in building God’s Kingdom here on earth, just as we pray in the Lord’s prayer that God’s will would be done on earth as it is in heaven. Have you considered how God has uniquely gifted you and how you might be a part of building God’s Kingdom, every week or every month? Learn more at www.camphillumc.org/serve or by asking for a suggestion through email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrisburg Crop Walk – 7 walkers on a very rainy and dreary day!
St. Francis, the new Ministerio del Pan partnership, had one new volunteer exposed to their great ministry.
Linda Armstrong led 4 great volunteers to New Hope, Mechanicsburg Hub.
Ernie and Martha led a group to make condiment packets for guests of Ecumenical Food Pantry in Harrisburg.
Tim Pucino led the Disciple Fast Track class to make frozen meals for Helping Hands with Drew Robeson – 12 trays worth!
Drew Robeson led 8 hardworking volunteers to New Hope, West Shore Hub and finished way ahead of schedule!
Kayt Hughes brought a ton of youth/families to help set-up for the meal packing event, seemed like 20 or more, a small army!
Meal Packing Event went so smoothly, thanks to 147 great volunteers, with 28 “walk-in’s” the day of the event! Together, we packed 25,704 meals, in about 2 hours Sunday 10/27/19 – which cost just under $8,500! With kids about to turn 5 years old and at least one-person age 87! WOW!
Over 50 Frozen trays of food for Helping Hands Ministry!
Director of Missions and Outreach