Feeding the Hungry Locally!

Author: Pastor Joel
August 31, 2016

Pathway Church recently participated in a personal care products drive for the Cedar Lake Food Pantry. Here’s a brief look at what we helped with.   

In 2015, over 8,000 people took home bags of groceries from a local food pantry in Cedar Lake! Every week about 50 families receive food. Terri Schaaf, Pathway Outreach Service Coordinator, recently visited the food pantry run by the Cedar Lake United Methodist Church. The pantry is using a rent free, vacant laundry mat near the Dairy Queen in Cedar Lake, while a new pantry is being constructed.   

Terri met wonderful, generous food pantry staff with giving hearts that serve every week to assist families struggling to feed their children. Pantry leadership people are fun and have a heart for others. They were thankful that Pathway had the personal care products drive for them. When Terri arrived, the personal care products were very low, but then resupplied by Pathway donations!     

Families using the pantry come mostly from Cedar Lake and Lowell, with a few from Crown Point, Hebron, and other areas. They select from meat options, canned vegetables and fruit, pasta and other staple items. Also available are fresh fruit and vegetable items from people’s gardens. A local grocery store donates bread and desserts. This month we supplied the personal care products.  

Do you have a free Wednesday morning? Stop in and help families take their food out to their cars! A smile goes a long way as you serve others in a tough spot. What a community effort to come together and bless others! It’s a place full of love. Stop in, and lend a hand!  

More information is available at projectlovefoodpantry.org




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