My faithful assistant/sidekick/shadow and I spent some delightful time this morning sorting and stacking and organizing all of the wonderful donations that folks brought to church with them on Sunday morning for the Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries’ Food Pantry.
Will and I had a lot of fun organizing the bounty that was piled on the table in the narthex. We practiced our counting and our adding skills. It was nice to be able to put some of our NTI learning to good use after being on summer break for 2 whole weeks now. We certainly do not want to get rusty, because 2nd grade will be here before we know it!
By working together we collected 167 rolls of toilet paper! Your generosity resulted in a TP tower taller than a newly minted 2nd grader!
Our tower of TP also made the folks at FCHUM very happy. I have never heard anyone ooh and aah over TP like that in my entire life. It was fun to be able to make the volunteer at FCHUM smile so big that I could tell she was smiling – even while wearing her mask.
We also collected 28 boxes of macaroni and cheese and 43 cans of pasta. Both of which were totally 2nd grader approved. Will thinks that any kid would agree to eat these culinary delights!
We collected 3 cans of soup, 1 huge container of oatmeal, 13 cans of nutritious vegetables, 8 containers of pudding, and 26 cans of tuna. The tuna was most definitely not Will approved, but he thought that the pudding looked pretty delicious.
We also collected 14 bars of soap, 1 bottle of shampoo, and 2 bottles of dish soap.
When we finished we had a very nice pile and we filled our car up. Nicely done Lutherans – very – very nicely done! Thank you very – very much!
We will continue to collect nutritious food and toiletries for the Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries’ Food Pantry. So please – when you come to worship on Sunday mornings consider bringing a bag or two of non-perishable food items or toiletries to share with our neighbors who are going through a difficult time.
In Christ and with Love –
Will and Pastor Kerri