Ruben Amaro, Sr., Ingvar Hirdwall performing on a counter

Hunger Ministry: Thanks to sack-lunch crew; next opportunity coming Aug. 17!

Another huge thank you to all of the folks who made our July 20 hunger outreach such a success!!

With the financial and non-perishable donations provided as well as the homemade sack lunches and our devoted volunteers, we were able to deliver 171 sack lunches to Grace Lutheran! They also told us our lunches were the best!

Special thanks to Peggy Wagner and her friends, who provided us with 70 sack lunches this week!!

Our last lunch offering will be on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and we would again welcome your help.  Our goal is still to provide 130-plus lunch sacks to Grace Lutheran.

Sack lunches will continue to consist of:

  • One sandwich (ham, turkey, roast beef, chicken, PB&J).
  • Granola bar (or similar).
  • Fruit or applesauce cups.
  • Drinks (bottled water, Capri Sun-type products, Gatorade, juice in gallon containers that can be poured into cups, etc.).
  • Cookies.
  • Napkins.

If you would like to help assemble sack lunches, please meet us at the church at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17.  We will provide items needed to fill the sack lunch.  We’ll leave to deliver the lunches to Grace Lutheran by 10:30.

For those who would prefer to assemble sack lunches at home for the 17th, we would ask that you prepare a minimum of eight sack lunches and deliver them to the church no later than 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Items that can be donated or collected prior to the lunch service are:

  • Cases/packages of bottled water.
  • Juice boxes / Capri Sun boxes.
  • Fruit Cups – Mandarin oranges, applesauce, fruit cocktail, peaches, etc.
  • Nutri Grain bars (or something similar).
  • Boxes of individually wrapped cookies.

If you would like to help in other ways, Grace Lutheran also needs cereal (any kind) and small cans of Vienna sausages.  Feel free to leave any of these products with our other items and we will make sure to get them delivered to Grace Lutheran!

Any items remaining that are not used in the Aug. 17 sack lunches will be delivered to Grace Lutheran as donations!!

Donated non-perishable items can be delivered to the church kitchen/Fellowship Hall by Aug. 15.  Please designate these items for “Heat Respite.”

Please let me know if any questions or if you can assist! My cell phone is 310-502-7930 and my email is [email protected].

If you would like to learn more about Grace Lutheran’s Heat Respite Program, please click here!

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Mary Whitehouse et al. standing in a room