Each November, we work to end hunger around the world, through food drives for our neighbors close to home, advocating for better policies, and by raising money to support the ECLA World Hunger relief program.
You can donate to our hunger relief effort online or at the church through the special envelope in your church mailbox.
Help our neighbors living in poverty in Southeastern Appalachia. You can make someone's holidays merry and bright! Pick up a box from LCR and go grocery shopping for some holiday staples. Bring the box back and we'll top it off with some fresh goodies before delivering it to our food pantry partner, Manna from Heaven, in Myra, Kentucky.
LCR is working with Bread for the World (BFTW), a non-partisan, nonprofit organization seeking to end hunger through advocacy. BFTW has seen great success when congregations take the time to reach out!
We can help end hunger by encouraging our legislators to pass the Farm Bill, which has recently stalled in Congress.
Renewed every five years, the Farm Bill is a key source of governmental aid for the poor in the US, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and international food aid programs.
Among the measures that should be included are strengthening nutrition security in domestic and international programs, creating a more equitable SNAP program, and increasing food systems sustainability.
If you support these aims, we encourage you to send a letter to Senator Vance, Senator Brown and your congressional representative voicing your support.
Write a letter during the Offering of Letters at church November 11-12 or complete a letter online.
Buy delicious baked goods at our sale after or before worship services this weekend. All the proceeds will go to the ELCA's hunger relief efforts.
Calling all bakers: Bring in your favorite baked goods this weekend to add to the sale. All donations of baked goods welcome!
Good Gifts Ornament Sale
Purchase a limited special edition Good Gifts Christmas sheep ornament inspired by Jesus’ parable about separating the compassionate sheep from the goats. There are 50 numbered and dated ornaments. We are asking for a $30.00 donation for each. The proceeds from these and other Good Gifts ornaments will go to the ELCA's Hunger Relief program. The money will be used to provide animals for needy families all over the world.
La Rosa's Buddy Card Sale
You can also buy a $10 LaRosa's Buddy Card with $150 worth of savings on delicious pizza. The money will also go towards our hunger appeal.
How can we work to end hunger? Join our Adult Sunday School class in-person or online via Zoom for thoughtful discussions.
On November 12, Nicole Schmidt will share about Bread for the World and how this nonpartisan nonprofit group helps congregations advocate for policies that reduce hunger.
Then, on November 19, Alida Hart and Connie Winternitz will talk about our local Interparish Ministries food pantry and the ways we can end hunger in our own community.