Connecting Beyond the Walls

 Today’s word of hope comes to us from our own Nikki Byers, Interim Minister for Missions 

This week as My Daily Dose, I am highlighting some volunteer opportunities in the community.

These are truly unprecedented times and many children and families find themselves in need of food and other provisions.  Here are a couple of ways we can address that need.

The collaborative (Second Harvest Food Bank, the Ministers Conference and Love Out Loud) that we supported to provide meals to children in our community, needs help in distributing these meals.

This is a volunteer opportunity for us to partner with First Baptist on Highland Avenue.

They could use our help on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays (4:00-5:00) to distribute “Grab and Go” meals to our community.

We would help with the setup and traffic flow for a drive-through distribution/lowtouch.  Volunteers need to be in good health and between 16-60 years of age.

Currently, 1,600 meals of each (1,600 dinners, 1,600 breakfasts) are being served. Starting yesterday this will include FBC on Highland.

The direct link to sign up at FBC on Highland:

The health guidelines for volunteering:

Another opportunity to help is to add to the Blessing Bags that will be distributed at these sites for the weekends  Here are the items to be included:
*Family fun items like a ball, deck of cards, puzzles
*Color pages, crayons, pencils
*Cleaning supplies
*Candy (discounted from Easter and donated) and snacks
*Travel size shampoos, care items, soaps, etc

Shelf-stable food items which can include:
*Canned Vegetables / Tomatoes / Beans
*Pasta Sauce
*Canned Chicken / Tuna
*Pasta Noodles / Mac & Cheese
*Applesauce / Canned Fruit
*Peanut Butter
*Granola Bars
*Cereal / Oatmeal

These items can be dropped off at Love Out Loud  Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-12 or Monday-Thursday 6:00-7:00 at The Saltbox on 1650 Ivy Avenue or I will be happy to pick them up from you.





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