Food Drive in Seneca Falls April 18th, 2015

Food Drive
Michael Martin, a Canning Hunger ministry volunteer, donates food collected for the Seneca County House of Concern

Volunteers from Finger Lakes Christian Fellowship will be collecting food as part of its Canning Hunger ministry from residents of the Ken-Mor Estates neighborhood in Seneca Falls on Saturday, April 18th.  The food collected will be given to the Seneca County House of Concern for distribution.

Residents interested in participating in the food drive are encouraged to gather shelf-stable foods such as canned soups, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, cereals, and boxed meals from their pantries.  Volunteers will go door-to-door to collect the food donations.

Volunteers will return to the Ken-Mor Estates neighborhood on the third Saturday of each month to collect food for six month.  Those interested in donating food on a regular basis can sign up with the person collecting or may call the Canning Hunger ministry leader, Jason Martin at 315.283.0060.

Jason Martin says of the ministry, “It is a blessing participating with folks from our community to meet the needs of those in our community.  Jesus said in Matthew 25:40 that when we give to the hungry, we give to Him.”

To learn more about Finger Lakes Christian Fellowship’s community outreach programs, please call the church at 315.568.5691 or visit their website at www.fingerlakeschristian.org.

Canning Hunger Ministry Collects 1000 Cans

 

Canning Hunger
Canning Hunger Campaign netted more than 1000 canned items for the House of Concern Food Pantry.

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.