Each month Old Stone Church designates one mission partner as our focus of the month.
All loose change in the offering plate that month will go toward the selected project.
Mission Focus for September 2015
The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland
The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is Cuyahoga County’s largest direct emergency food distribution network with 100 pantries and hot meal programs, which are facilitated by 1,100 volunteers. Every month, the Hunger Network provides food for over 60,000 residents, and pays for 95% of the food it distributes. Every dollar donated is leveraged into four meals. Through the Stay Well Project, a partnership between the Hunger Network and University Hospital’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, selected centers are providing diet education, health screening and other helpful services to clients.
Any loose change in the September offering plates will go to help support the Hunger Network.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
3-bar packs of soap
On Friday mornings (except the first Friday of the month) from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Old Stone operates a food pantry. Like other food centers, our demand has been increasing dramatically over the past few months. As unemployment benefits run out, foreclosures and layoffs continue, the demand here will rise. Your donations of food on Sunday help us reach more needy people. Just imagine what we could do if every person who came to worship brought one can of our targeted food once a month. Now think about what could be done if everyone brought one can each Sunday – just one can. That might mean anywhere from 200 to 800 cans of tuna, or peas or spaghetti sauce.