Last night we began our 31st week of serving meals in our community this year at Hope House from 5-6 pm! As we enter the holiday season we are grateful for our community of volunteers and families we serve and love seeing each week! Our new caterer, Gwen Sneed has provided delicious home cooked meals that our families have loved so much. Thank you to all who have donated to provide these meals each week that are cooked with an eye on nutrition, taste and made with love.

Our partners at Olive Branch Baptist Church and Wake Forest Baptist Church served over 230 Thanksgiving lunch plates on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and distributed boxes of food, casseroles and bags of PPE. It was a celebration of our community and a blessing to many! Remember that meals, casseroles and shelf stable food boxes are distributed at OBBC every Wednesday night from 6-7pm.

We will serve Monday night meals from 5-6pm on December 7, 14 and 21 of this month and will resume service on January 4. Wednesday night meals at OBBC will be served from 6-7 on December 9,and 16th. St. John's Episcopal Church "Joy of Christmas" program will be distributing Walmart gift cards, warm blankets, a book and hot chocolate packs to all families attending the program on 12/21 (while supplies last).

Right now CARES Act funds are slated to end at the end of the year, which means our program will only be able to distribute meal plates starting in January. CARES Act funding has purchased the casseroles and boxes of produce and shelf stable each week, which has bolstered the power of our program for the food insecure. We pray that these funds will be continued in 2021 as more people face financial struggles. I know our community will get creative if we face this change in what we are able to distribute in the new year! Stay tuned!

Finally, a very generous donation from the Heritage High School Chic fil a Leadership Club will purchase a total of 300 chicken sandwiches to be distributed on 12/14 and 12/21 along with some easy to prepare sides/snack items. Thank you HHS students!!!
This will be a great treat for the families we serve!

Please use the link at the top of the newsletter to see the updated Sign Up Genius for 2021!