Hunger Mission Group:
Supporting Students at Hurt Park & Lincoln Terrace Elementary Schools
Once a month you'll find six women in the church library, laughing, discussing, praying but with a purpose to make others aware of the scourge of hunger in Roanoke and the world. Hunger causes pain; physical. mental, emotional, for the elderly, disabled, veterans, families, children. We decided to focus on the children by providing weekend food bags to bridge the hunger gap when kids are not at school.
The RCPC community jumped in with both feet providing gifts of time and money! You have enabled us to respond to increased need. In 2007 we served about 30 children at Hurt Park elementary school. In 2020 we serve 109 there, and 124 at Lincoln Terrace elementary school. Every week! We are grateful to each and every one of you for your help and hope in ending hunger!
Where does all the food come from? Once a month we visit the Food Bank with 4 or 5 of our 'F-Team' - Food, Fun, Fellowship! These guys load cases of food into their trucks, making deliveries at Hurt Park and RCPC.
Then what? On Thursdays at 11:45 AM at RCPC, volunteers put food into bags for children at Lincoln Terrace. Folks from RCPC or Sweet Union Baptist, Melrose Seventh Day Adventist, or Central Baptist take the bags to Lincoln Terrace. Partnering with other churches has been spiritually enriching! On Fridays at 9:00 AM the food bags are made up in the Hurt Park cafeteria!
How can you help? Monetary donations are welcome, as we can purchase food from the Food Bank that is much cheaper than the grocery stores! Dollar for dollar, your contributions go a lot farther! Each Sunday in March there will be a donation basket on our display table in the Gathering Area. Pray for the hungry, and the hunger mission group. Join our group, come and volunteer! We would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact: Marilyn Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nancy Trussell at email@example.com, or Susan Currie at firstname.lastname@example.org.