Friday, July 16, 2010

Grass roots

Helping neighbors is rural character at its best

Every day we read about how fat we all are. Another sad truth that is too often ignored is that some folks are going hungry due to the bad economy.

Some people would rather light a candle than curse the darkness and here is a local example as reported by Marjorie Mayo:

The Women on Missions (WOM) group of Perkins Baptist Church saw the need for a food pantry in the western end of Goochland County. We had our first opening on June 12th and two families stopped by for food. On July 10th, 20 families came by for food.

To help stock our food pantry, we are sponsoring Bingo night events and we are simply asking for a small donation of food for admission. Below is information about our food pantry and the next Bingo night. As a trial run, the food pantry will be open the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8-10am.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry at Perkins Baptist Church will be open again on Saturday August 14th from 8-10am. If you need a little extra help or know a family in need, please encourage them to stop by. The food pantry will be open the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8-10am. Perkins Baptist Church is located at 3177 Hadensville-Fife Road in Goochland. For more information or further questions, please contact the church at 804-457-4366.

B-I-N-G-O for Perkins’ Food Pantry!
Date: Friday, July 23, 2010
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Perkins Baptist Church, 3177 Hadensville-Fife Road, Goochland

Come out and play BINGO to help stock the shelves of our food pantry. For every 2 Cans of Non- Perishable food donated, receive 1 BINGO card!
Prizes will be “white elephants,” (An article, ornament, or household item no longer wanted by its owner.) and other items that have been donated.

You are not guaranteed to win BIG, but you are guaranteed to have a fun time in Christian fellowship!

Suggested items are listed below. They have a good supply of canned corn and beans.

Can tuna, chicken and ham
Spaghetti sauce with meat
Mac & cheese
Spaghetti O's
Can vegetables, other than corn and beans
Can soup & soup mixes
Oatmeal (individual serving pouches)
Juice boxes
Paper products such as paper towels etc.

We do have freezer but we have to be careful not to over stock because
of space. Of course, monetary donations are always welcome and would
help us stock our freezer with meat when supply gets low.

Help out if you are able, you never know when you might need friends like these.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Huge praise to Marjorie Mayo and the Women of Perkins church for organizing this much needed ministry in our county!