Two upcoming opportunities to give to the hungry in our area are being planned by the JUMC Missions Committee.
First: Mark your calendar and plan to once again participate in a food drive-through on Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. - noon in front of the church.
While our church and our nation were sequestered in their homes this spring, JUMC and community folks came out in force to donate over 4000 pounds of food to Helping Hands food ministry in High Point in several different food drives. Once again, we are asking for your assistance with non-perishable items on Saturday, October 17, 10:00am - noon to benefit Helping Hands AND the Backpack Ministry at Jamestown Elementary School.
Our second Opportunity: As our Missions Committee continues to work to battle hunger in our area, something new is coming to JUMC serving Guilford County. The Missions Committee has voted to begin offering A SIMPLE GESTURE to those who would like to help the hungry every other month. Your donation will assist food programs throughout Guilford County. A green cloth bag will be available for you to receive during the October 17th drive-through food drive (see note below). It's simple...you fill the bag with suggested items and leave it on your doorstep early on a designated Saturday morning every other month (the 2020 date will be December 12, then new dates will be announced for 2021). The dates for pick up are attached to the bag. A representative of A SIMPLE GESTURE will stop by on the designated date to pick up the bag of food you have donated leaving an empty bag for the next collection date.
Items always needed include: tuna veggies fruit soup beans chili juices tomato sauce rice cereal oatmeal macaroni & cheese pasta peanut butter sauces jelly
Procedure for receiving A SIMPLE GESTURE green bag: At the October 17 food drive-through request a bag and FILL OUT A CARD WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL. THAT'S IT!!! If you are unable to come on October 17 contact Tricia Seymour, 456-6991 or Carolyn McDaniels, 255-8198 and they will drop off a bag for you. For information about A SIMPLE GESTURE visit their website at www.asimplegesturegso.org for additional information.
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