Holy Cross youth helping fight hunger

Published 10:54 am Thursday, July 14, 2022

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Because so many folks are in need of food, personal care and cleaning products, the youth and advisors at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Mocksville decided to reach out into the community.

Thanks to a $250 gift card from the Thrivent Action Team, as well as several hundred dollars more from the congregation’s members, Holy Cross youth were paired with an adult to shop for items needed by several local food pantries.

To benefit from this activity are: A Storehouse for Jesus, Ascension Episcopal Food Pantry, and the Cooleemee Community Food Pantry. Each of the pantries gave us a list of what was needed so the shoppers each knew what to purchase.

With the $500, more than 450 items were purchased, and more than 100 other items were donated by Holy Cross individuals.

As a learning part of the project, the youth and other shoppers were given a tour of A Storehouse for Jesus.  They were able to see where the ministry serves in health care, clothing, and food distribution. Later in the month, tours of the Cooleemee and Ascension pantries will be given.

Shoppers were Brad Rucker, Clara Rucker, Allie Rucker, Lilly Simmons, Jennifer Simmons, Cynthia Sain, Cindy Valliere and Carole Demmy.