There are endless creative ways to collect food, and the amount collected does not matter. Every little bit helps. We’ve had several children request non-perishable items at birthday parties in lieu of gifts, and many adults celebrating milestone birthdays are doing the same.
The Christ Church United Youth Ministry has raised money at several church events, shopped for the most needed items, delivered them to the pantry and stocked them on the shelves – a great way to complete the cycle.
Several groups have held holiday and family parties and asked guests to bring food for the pantry in lieu of a hostess gift or gift swaps. All of these efforts help us tremendously, and those contributing feel good about it.