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Food shelf donation


Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

A group from the Harmony and Preston United Methodist Confirmation class making a donation to the Fillmore County Food Shelf. From left to right are: Cherrie Brink, Rianna Ryan, Taylor Willford, Cassidy Hanson, and Lynn Mensink. Not pictured: Pastor Michael Smith. Photo submitted

On Sunday, February 3, the confirmation class from the Harmony and Preston United Methodist churches hosted a “Souper Bowl” fundraiser. Members of the congregation donated food and paper products to the event. A soup and sandwich lunch was served with all proceeds going to the Fillmore County Food Shelf. On March 6, $340.25 was raised and delivered to the Food Shelf.

Lynn Mensink gave the group a tour of the Preston location and explained who the facility serves as well as some of the food shelf’s resources. Lynn explained that the food shelves are sustained by donations of dollars, food and personal care items. Donations are needed year-round!

Lynn also explained that only about 1/3 of eligible seniors access the food shelf. She related the story of a couple that, once they learned they could use the program, were able to buy ice cream. What a treat that they had once given up: ice cream! Lynn noted that food is also available to any household experiencing a food crisis, regardless of household income.

The young ladies of the confirmation class learned a little bit about trying to survive on a fixed income and the expense of some things such as prescriptions. They also learned that while we live in the bread basket of America, not everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food. There was a time when a majority of us in the area were lucky enough to live on a dairy farm with hogs and beef. Many mothers had a vegetable gardens from which they canned and froze produce, but not everyone has those opportunities today.

Those of us involved also were able to put into practice some of Jesus’ teachings on the subject. For example from Matthew 25:34-40 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. . . . “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? . . . . . . “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’



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