Show compassion to those in need during this season of Lent by joining the Church and Community Ministry Team in our Annual Easter Basket Collection. Donations collected provide food baskets for our neighbors who are struggling to avoid hunger and have limited access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Our goal is to provide assistance for 100 families facing food insecurity. Both monetary and food donations will be collected for baskets which will be distributed through the Al Beech Food Pantry, which is based at Church of Christ Uniting.
Supplies such as canned corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, and soup as well as Easter candy for the children will be collected. Monetary contributions will be used to provide gift certificates to families for the purchase of perishable food items. In addition, this year we are also collecting gently used clothing and children’s toys, which will be offered as part of the Easter Distribution.
Members of the Church and Community Ministry Team will be in the narthex prior to Sunday service and outside Fellowship Hall after service on March 12, 19, 26, and April 2 to accept donations. Checks made payable to COCU and noting “Easter Baskets” also may be mailed to the church office.
Every year, our COCU family opens their hearts to those dealing with challenges in providing for their families. The Church and Community Ministry Team thanks you for your support and generosity as we follow the example, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”