Our longtime mission partner, Metro Caring, works with our community to meet people’s immediate need for nutritious food while building a movement to address the root causes of hunger. Unsurprisingly, over the last year those facing food insecurity has grown tremendously and Metro Caring served 11,029 unduplicated households during the year. Loaves and Fishes is a way that St. Andrew’s can support Metro Caring and those in the community dealing with hunger by donating food items. This year Loaves and Fishes will be held on Saturday, July 24 from 9:30-11am in the church parking lot. Please come by and drop off your donation during that time and spend a few minutes socializing outside with fellow parishioners.
Recommended food items include: beans—canned or dry, brown or white rice, quinoa, peanut butter, unsweetened rolled oats, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned tuna or chicken (in water), whole grain pasta and pasta sauces, whole grain cereals, shelf-stable milk or milk substitutes, unsalted nuts and seeds, unsweetened dried fruits, and unsweetened applesauce. Financial donations are also welcome—you may write your check to St. Andrew’s with Metro Caring noted in the memo line.
As always, the Mission and Outreach Ministry thanks all of St. Andrew’s for their willingness to support our mission partners and care for the vulnerable in our community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Janice Woodward (Janice.L.Woodward@gmail.com)