November Offering Update: Ecumenical Hunger Program (11/30/2016)

Ecumenical Hunger Program: Our church has been involved with this very worthwhile program for many years by contributing food, clothing and other household items. Church members volunteer their time, and we give monetary support through this annual offering. In addition to the special offering, we are again collecting turkeys, hams, roast or whole chickens and other items as part of November’s gratitude focus [see suggested items here].

We have received $640 toward our goal of $600. 

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November Offering Update: Ecumenical Hunger Program (11/16/2016)

Ecumenical Hunger Program: Our church has been involved with this very worthwhile program for many years by contributing food, clothing and other household items. Church members volunteer their time, and we give monetary support through this annual offering. In addition to the special offering, we are again collecting turkeys, hams, roast or whole chickens and other items as part of November’s gratitude focus [see suggested items here].

We have received $130 toward our goal of $600. 

November Offering Update: Ecumenical Hunger Program (11/9/2016)

Ecumenical Hunger Program: Our church has been involved with this very worthwhile program for many years by contributing food, clothing and other household items. Church members volunteer their time, and we give monetary support through this annual offering. In addition to the special offering, we are again collecting turkeys, hams, roast or whole chickens and other items as part of November’s gratitude focus [see suggested items here].

We have received $50 toward our goal of $600. 

November Special Offering: Ecumenical Hunger Program

Our goal is $600.

It is that time of the year again that we give thanks for the food on our tables and the clothing on our backs. It is also that special time that we at First Baptist Church share out resources with our neighbors who are less fortunate.

We share a long history with the Ecumenical Hunger Program. In 1975. In 1975, Miriam Nixon and a group from Church Women United which included women from our own congregations began channeling surplus and donated food to neighborhood pantries where it was distributed to families in need.

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Thou Shalt Not Toss Food

Thou Shalt Not Toss Food: Enlisting Religious Groups To Fight Waste

NPR

Separation of church and state? When it comes to fighting food waste, the U.S. government is looking to partner up with the faithful.

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday launched the Food Steward’s Pledge, an initiative to engage religious groups of all faiths to help redirect the food that ends up in landfills to hungry mouths. It’s one piece of the agency’s larger plan to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030.

“We can make leaps and bounds in this process if we tackle this problem more systemically and bring a broader number of stakeholders to the table,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy tells us. By engaging religious communities, she says, “we are tapping into incredibly motivated and dedicated people.”

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