"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." - Matthew 25:35
Every Sunday morning the Sack Lunch Ministry prepares and distributes forty lunches to those in need in our community. This ongoing ministry began over five years ago, and started by making just five lunches per Sunday. Now we are up to 40 lunches per week!
This ministry provides a great way for families to serve together and include their children. What a great way to extend God's love to others right in our own church! The sack lunch ministry not only ministers to the ones who receive a meal, it also ministers to those who serve. This ministry provides a glimpse of God's love not just to the community, but to our church as well.
How do I serve with Sack Lunch Ministry?
Please provide 40 lunches each Sunday. It is recommended that you share the responsibility with another individual/or family, as forty lunches are a lot to make and can be costly. If the cost is deterring anyone from participating, there are several groups in the church that have offered to combine efforts re: getting supplies, etc. Please contact Mary if you are interested in this option.
Sack Lunch Distribution
We distribute at the Hull Street Entrance of the church (in the back of the building). This location provides easier access and less congestion.
There will be two tables set up at the Hull Street entrance, one for coffee distribution and one for the sack lunches. Coffee is available at the Hull Street entrance starting at 8 a.m. each Sunday, and is served by the custodians. Chairs will be provided to both tables, in addition to a trash can. The tables and coffee are set-up and taken down by the custodians as well.
Distribution begins at 9:45 a.m. and lasts until 10:30 a.m., or until the lunches are all distributed. We have asked the greeters and security to direct everyone to the Hull entrance.
A typical lunch includes a sandwich (preferably non perishable to last longer), a fruit, a snack such as a bag of pretzels, a drink and utensils (if needed) and a drink. This is just a suggestion! Other options include ordering ahead of time from Subway, Firehouse Subs, etc. and picking the sandwiches up Sunday morning if time is a factor.
If there are any lunches left over we ask that you put them in the refrigerator in the kitchen so they can be distributed throughout the week.
We are so thankful to partner with such generous hearts as we serve our community! Thank you so much for serving.