Each of the baskets was overflowing with several days worth of meals and all of the fixings for a delicious Christmas dinner. The remaining five baskets were given to the 785th Army Reserve post in Fraser, MI. From there, they will be sent out to families of currently deployed soldiers who are in need of assistance this holiday season. We have been working with the 785th for three years, and it is a very rewarding mission.
If you have read the paper any time of late, you know about the widespread epidemic of homelessness and hunger in our community. Asking for food assistance can be a humbling and difficult thing for families to do and it is hard to imagine that food security is so real a concern for many of our neighbors. Thanks to our church, twenty-five families won't have that worry this Christmas; they will be full of pumpkin pie, turkey, stuffing, and much more! It is truly wonderful that our church has once again given so generously to help our neighbors.
-Sarah Martin-Fanone, Deacons' Moderator
12/19/2011 08:03:06 am
Very nice article on our Blog by Sarah, the food basket program went very well this year. I enjoy the blog and our new web site.
12/19/2011 12:48:58 pm
Great job Deacons and First Church members! These Christmas food baskets are just one of our many giving projects. We are a generous church.
12/20/2011 10:43:57 am
I loved that so many people helped out. It made doing 25 baskets seem so simple. Thanks to everyone who helped!
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