To the Times of Ti:
While visiting the Crown Point Food Pantry (sponsored by Sacred Heart Parish, United Methodist Church of Crown Point and First Congregational Church) housed at the United Methodist Church here in Crown Point, I was distressed to see that we are empty!
The last few years have been devastating on everyone. Markets fluctuated, crises overseas, loss of major employers in our area. All of this sent our local economy into uncertainty. We all have felt the pinch!
In the past month, our parish (First Congregational Church) has gone shopping and provided many necessary items to get us through the summer months. I must assume that the other churches have done the same.
Our food pantry has limped along and made a grand effort to ensure that our community has had something when nothing was available.
Today I bring to your attention the urgent need to restock and thus ensure our neighbors have food.
I’d like to challenge each of us to spend, as we are blessed, an additional $5 for each of the coming three weeks when we go shopping and pick-up extra canned goods, non-perishables and paper items specifically for the food pantry here in Crown Point.
This will not cure the problem but it will help to ensure that our families have something on their tables when their resources are low.
Let’s join together as a church family and ensure that our neighbors have resources available to feed the children, moms and dads as well as the elderly.
Let your friends and family know about this opportunity to share with our neighbors!
Get your can (or paper/non-perishable) to church! A collection basket will be placed on the platform...veggies welcome!
If you are not a member of First Congregational Church, speak to your pastor or take your food donation to your local food pantry. Together, we can!
Pastor David and Kathy Hirtle
First Congregational Church, Crown Point