During Lent, the Outreach Team has planned that we will be participating in the Lenten Food Shelf Challenge, in friendly competition with Lutheran Church of the Cross, St. Alice Catholic Church, Crosslake Lutheran, Crosslake Presbyterian and Our Savior’s Lutheran. The two churches in Crosslake will be contributing to the Crosslake Food Shelf while the other four will be contributing to the Lakes Area Food Shelf, which is right next door on our own church campus.
Contributions can be both monetary and food stuffs. Based on information from the Food Shelf, there is significant need to several non-food commodities, including paper products and personal hygiene products, so we have added those categories of items to our challenge roster.
Weekly Focus on:
February 26 – Canned vegetables and fruits, dried fruits and applesauce
March 5 – Peanut butter and jelly
March 12 – Cereal, pop tarts, granola bars
March 19 – Canned meat: chicken, tuna, SPAM
March 26 – Incontinence and feminine hygiene products
April 2 – Boxed sides – potatoes, rice, pasta
Remember, if you don’t like to shop or you can’t make it in to church, monetary donations are also welcome.
On behalf of the Outreach Team, I would like to thank you for your support of this outreach project! We look forward to watching the weekly collection grow and knowing what a positive impact your generosity will have on the community. --Bill Tollefson