Holy Cross youth donate to food pantries

Published 12:03 pm Tuesday, June 20, 2023

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church is a Christ-centered congregation sharing God’s love by reaching out to others.

The youth are striving to show an understanding of that mission statement. They recently paired with an adult and shopped for groceries to be given to spent time shopping at a loA Storehouse for Jesus” and “Our Daily Bread” food pantries.

At this time of year, when school is out and students are not receiving breakfast and lunch at school, the need for food at food banks is critical.

Many of the children in the area are not sure if there will be food on the table at meal time. That’s why the youth decided to lead this food drive.

Individuals at Holy Cross, 1913 US 601 S., donated items of food at the church. The men’s group, along with other members, donated money to help with the purchase of food items, personal care items, and cleaning products.

A Thrivent Action Team card in the amount of $250 was acquired. All these sources allowed the youth to donate approximately 550 items.

Following the shopping, unpacking, and sorting, the group was treated to a pizza lunch at the church.