EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
Sunday, August 4, will be the next Sunday for collecting items for the Emergency Food Pantry. In July we collected 32.15 lbs. for the food pantry. Through July, we have collected a total amount of 306.10 lbs, which is 12.10 lbs over our goal of collecting the average weight of 6 5-year old boys.
Since we reached our goal, I decided to challenge us to collecting the average weight of 6 5-year old girls by the end of the year. The average weight of a 5-year old girl is about 40 lbs. We would need to collect 240 lbs. to equal 6 5-year old girls. We averaged 44 lbs. per month the first 7 months, so we should be able to make this goal. Current needs include the following: Canned Tuna, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit, Rice (one-pound bag white or brown rice), Pasta/noodles Toilet Paper, Bar soap.
They also accept other non-perishable items, basic hygiene items, and egg cartons (must be 1 dozen carton and perfer large size).
If you wish to make a monetary donation, please make the check out to St. Mark's Lutheran Church and notate Emergency Food Pantry on the memo line.