St. Luke’s children’s Sunday School lesson today concerned helping their neighbors in a very concrete way: they helped shelve foods at CUP! The adorable assistants performed a vital service–we love our volunteers, young and young at heart!
The United States Post Office teamed up with local food pantries to Stamp Out Hunger today. Ten teams of CUP volunteers, in conjunction with the post office, picked up donations left throughout Lima neighborhoods. CUP director Mary Stepleton was thrilled to report that CUP’s tally for the day was ten full grocery carts. Postal workers also collected donations which will go to the West Ohio Food Bank for distribution to other area food pantries.
Stepleton offered high praise to CUP volunteer Suzanne Plumb, who organized CUP’s participation in the event.
Last month, CUP provided food for nearly 2000 people in Lima. The bulk of the organization’s support comes from its local church partners and events such as the USPS’ Stamp Out Hunger event.
The next CUP event will be a concert at Shawnee Alliance Church on May 28. SIX bands will be rocking Shawnee Alliance Church, all to benefit CUP.
Doors open at 4 pm, and the music starts at 5. Donation of 2 personal care items for admittance.
In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen
Dear heavenly Father, Bless all volunteers who help make a difference in the lives of your children. Help all volunteers know that their work is done according to your will. Keep all volunteers and clients safe in this harsh world. In Jesus name we pray. Amen