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 August 2014
The Hunger Network
With 68 core pantries and hot meal programs, the Hunger Network is able to serve 60,000 emergency meals each month — almost enough to fill the Browns Stadium. Almost half of those receiving food are children. The food pantries provide a three-day supply of food. The hot meal programs provide a single meal to all who come.
The pantries and hot meal programs are located in neighborhoods around the city to provide great accessibility to those in need. Over 1,000 volunteers assist at the pantries and meal programs. As the number of people needing emergency food grows, so does the need for support for the Hunger Network. Food is a basic necessity. Food and hunger-relieving programs are one of the four areas in which the Mission & Urban Wellness Team is concentrating their resources.
During the month of August, all loose change in the collection plate will go to the Hunger Network.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
regular-sized jars of peanut butter
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.