Helpline Food Bank- Needs Our Help
At Thanksgiving and Christmas every year our South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank feeds over 5,000 people each holiday. That's around 5,000 people at Thanksgiving and 5,000 again at Christmas time. Each year the food bank advance purchases the turkeys and hams for the holiday season through their wholesale connection at a local Albertsons. They spend around $17,000 to $20,000 for this order of turkeys and hams! This year the food bank experienced some major expenditures during the summer to repair broken equipment on site at their food bank. At this time the food bank
does not have the funds to purchase the needed turkeys and hams for the upcoming holidays! On Thursday of this week, Ekklesia put out a call for help to all the churches in the South Kitsap area. It is our hope to help raise this large sum of money in the next few weeks so that the food bank will be able to feed the 5,000 at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas. It sounds like something Jesus would have done if he had 5,000 people to feed!
Tiny House Homeless Village Update
We will have another meeting with the Habitat for Humanity people and KCR next Thursday. We will continue to discuss details about the use of the Sidney Rd. property that is owned by Habitat. We will open up our meetings in the next few weeks as we move toward the acquisition of structures that will be housing homeless people. God is opening many doors and the village logistics are coming together! Amen....Please pray for us to be led by the Spirit through every decision and that our efforts will be surrounded in protection by God.
A Tiny House Village in Eugene, OR that provides our template for Port Orchard
Waite Family Will Arrive on Saturday!
After spending several weeks camping across America, the Waite family will be arriving in Port Orchard on Saturday afternoon. We will having a welcome potluck for their family next Sunday, Sept. 25th.