Resurrection’s Mission Endowment Fund has again helped Resurrection live into the Core Value of Being Christ within Our Community by providing a grant to the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County.
RLC’s Weekender Backpack Ministry continues packing food – and hope – this spring! Along with the usual spring break food bags containing extra food, the Weekender team was also able to prepare and send special Easter bags home with students prior to the beginning of spring break.
Students returned to in-person learning in January, so after getting seven weeks worth of supplemental food to students before they went virtual in November, the Weekender team is now back to packing bags of food for students each week.
Resurrection is hosting our third Pack Away Hunger packing event in Resurrection Hall on Saturday, Jan. 23, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Packing is setup with ample distancing between workstations, and all volunteers must wear a mask, hairnet, and gloves. There are 16 volunteer spots available, and sign-up by Thursday, Jan. 21.
A team of people gathered Wednesday, Nov. 11 to pack 1,900+ bags to distribute over seven weeks to students in three local schools. The team worked hard to get all of the bags to the students before they left school, and are proud kids also received a goodie bag with fun stuff, extra food, and a large jar of peanut butter.
Second Helpings, a long-time partner of Resurrection and RLC’s Friday Community Meals, is looking for volunteers and pasta donations. Learn how you can become a volunteer and how you can donate pasta during November.
RLC is hosting a Pack Away Hunger packing event in Resurrection Hall on Sunday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sign-up by Friday, Nov. 6 to help Pack Away Hunger and RLC’s Weekender Backpack Ministry pack Nutri-Plenty meals. There are 16 total volunteer spots available, open to any age.
The next congregation-wide packing event is Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. in Resurrection Hall. Our goal is to pack 1,800 bags to get kids through Christmas break! Help the team cover longer holiday breaks by purchasing items from the team’s Amazon wishlist.
After Resurrection’s Weekender food ministry was abruptly put on hold due to COVID-19, we were able to supplement food supplies by packing and delivering the remaining Weekender food inventory to be given to families in need on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1.
Second Helpings provides meals to thousands of our neighbors in need each day, and that need is growing due to the impact of COVID-19. Second Helpings needs people to join their on-call volunteer waitlist. Get details and signup.