As we approach Thanksgiving, we are excited to do what we do every year -- our annual Thanksgiving Offering and Food Drop! Will you partner with us again and express your thankfulness by blessing others in the tristate? God has blessed most of us here at CFC with a home, plenty to eat, and clean water, among other things, but there are many in the world, and even here in the Evansville area, who don’t have as many material comforts and who don’t have enough to eat.
According to a study published for 2021 by the US Department of Agriculture, 33.8 million people lived in food-insecure households, many of them with very low food security. “Food insecurity” is the lack of finances to purchase the adequate amount of food for your household.
We are grateful for the many food pantries and shelters in the tristate that help supplement the food supply for families and individuals.
Emily Hasty is a CFC member and the assistant Social Services Coordinator for the Salvation Army here in Evansville. She and her family have volunteered in the past for the Food Drop, and this year she is our contact at Salvation Army. We asked her to give us an idea of what they are facing currently with their food pantry and hot meal program. She says:
Since June of this year, our “normal” shipments of food supplies for our food pantry program have been severely decreased for reasons we don’t know. However, we know that we have the backing of the local body of Christ that is equipping and supporting our mission: A mission to meet human needs in the name of JESUS and spread His GOSPEL. Thank you for your continued support, especially in the difficult time this year has been.
This past year, we have served over 40,000 meals and offered almost 4,000 orders of groceries through our food programs.
Isaiah 58:10 - "If you give some of your own food to [feed] those who are hungry and to satisfy [the needs of] those who are humble, then your light will rise in the dark, and your darkness will become as bright as the noonday sun."
So, how can you help us to provide food to the Salvation Army and 31 other locations? We are collecting a special Thanksgiving offering (monetary) that will be used to buy semi loads of food that we will deliver at our annual Food Drop. Consider making an offering, above your normal giving, that you give in thankfulness for how the Lord has blessed you. You can put “Thanksgiving Food Drop” on the memo line of your check, or you can choose it on the GIVE PAGE of our website. 100% of these gifts will go toward this project.
Please give by Sunday, November 27. On November 28, we will total how much you’ve given, and we’ll order the food. The semis will deliver it for our Food Drop on December 10. We’ll divide up and deliver it to 32 food pantries and shelters. You can see pictures from last year's Food Drop HERE.
Thank you for your continued faithful giving. We are thankful for you.