People helping people – That’s what Finger Lakes Christian Fellowship’s “Canning Hunger” ministry is all about. Many in our community face hunger every day. When the leadership at the church recognized the problem of hunger in Seneca County, a team was assembled to meet that need. The church believes that one way to serve God is to feed the hungry (Matthew 25:35-40).
The team started collecting money and food items from the church congregation. Then they hosted can drives. In 2012 the team decided to expand the ministry by knocking on doors in Seneca Falls and asking residents for food donations. All items and money are given to the Seneca County House of Concern for distribution. By working in conjunction with the House of Concern the team is able to reach a greater number of people while supporting a wonderful local charity.
Canning Hunger Team Coordinator Jason Martin says that 2013 was a successful year. Over 1000 items were collected from residents of Leland Drive and the surrounding neighborhood in Seneca Falls. Generations Bank is sponsoring a small celebration dinner on Saturday at Café XIX to thank those in our community who contributed.
Jason Martin anticipates that 2014 will be even more successful. Beginning in March, team members will begin knocking on doors in a new neighborhood – College Heights. They will be seeking food donations on the third Saturday of each month.
To learn more about Canning Hunger or any of Finger Lakes Christian Fellowship’s other community outreach programs, please contact the church at 315.568.5691.
Food and monetary donations may be sent directly to the House of Concern, 35 State Street, Seneca Falls, NY or by calling 315.568.2433.