For over 20 years, St. Paul has provided 3 meals a day during the school's Winter break to hungry families. What started as just a few baskets has become our biggest annual mission project.
In 2015, hundreds of volunteers fed 312 households more than a month's worth of food. 1300 people were served through the distribution of 1400 boxes of food. On one day, we delivered the components for about 55,000 meals!
The process of acquiring food begins during the summer months when volunteers and the pastor keep their eyes open for "special deals." In September-October, the menu is finalized. In November, referrals from other local agencies are taken and additional food is purchased. During the month of December details are finalized, final arrangements are made -- and on a Saturday shortly before Christmas, hundreds of boxes are delivered throughout the community.
It is a joy to be able to share in such a great project and everyone is welcome to participate!