THE HUNGER MINISTRY
Hunger Team: Phil Padgett (Vestry Liaison), Emily Barry, Dianne Jung, Suzanne Lawrence,
Liz Quinn, Paul Robbins, Virginia Sheard.
Hunger is pervasive in our Community and beyond. We reach out to those in need by supporting Meals on Wheels, Bethesda Cares, and a food drive for Arcola Elementary School families. At theOctober 28th Adult Forum we will share with you how our Parish can continue to help the hungry and make a difference.
BETHESDA CARES provides, creative responses to problems related to homelessness and poverty with homeless prevention services and outreach specialists who provide one-on-one counseling and referrals to other county resources.
How You Can Help? Join the Saturday Sandwich Brigade -- donate sandwiches for their free lunch program (the first and second Saturdays of each month). Also, you can participate in one of their Fannie Mae Help the Homeless events, (be a "Virtual Walker", or make a tax-deductible donation). Donations of travel sized toiletries (shampoo, soaps, razors, deodorant) and cash donations help offset food costs. Contact: Liz Quinn, 301-775-2545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEALS ON WHEELS OF WHEATON (MOW) -- has been serving our elderly and disabled homebound neighbors for 40 years and CCPK has been a partner from the very beginning, providing financial support, and volunteers to both help prepare and deliver meals. With only one paid staff member - the cook - meals are delivered to subscribers 5 days a week throughout the year.
How You Can Help? Volunteering- just 2 hours (11am to1pm) once or twice a month, or be an on-call substitute and see how you can make a difference. You can either help prepare and package the meals or be a driver or visitor to deliver them. Cash donations to support this Outreach Partner are also welcome and deeply appreciated to offset some of the food costs. Contacts: Suzanne Lawrence, 301-881-8218 or email@example.com or Virginia Sheard, 301-949-3372 or Boots3303@aol.comFor more information is on the MOW website at www.mowwheaton.org
ARCOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE -- provides bags of packaged foods to student families during the winter break when the kids don't have access to daily meals at school.
How You Can Help? Watch for Food Drive dates, pick up food shopping list, and donate packaged foods listed -- Make it a family/friend project and fill a whole bag(s), donate reusable fabric bags for this project (like the ones you use for your own shopping), join your friends in sorting donations and packing the bags (dates will be announced). Cash donations are used to supplement donated foods to fill as many bags as possible -the need increases every year. Contact: Dianne Jung, 301-774-6493 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Virginia Sheard, Boots3303@aol.com.