Your Group: Faith Presbyterian Church
Location: Huntsville, AL
Years Participated: 5
First Year: 2012
This Year: Collected $694 for Trinity Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, Collected $1,441 for Whitesburg P8 School Back Pack Program, Collected $2,147 for Whitesburg P-8 Snack Ministry
Thank you for adding the Souper Bowl of Caring movement to the great work you are doing throughout the year.
How did you hear of Souper Bowl of Caring?Members who have participated in the past in other churches.
Why did you choose to join the Souper Bowl of Caring team?Feeding ministries are an important part of the mission history of Faith.
What does your group do to participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring movement?We combine a special offering with our February "Sack of Food Sunday".
What have you found is most successful for raising cash and food items?Being on the front lines of feeding others through our Backpack Weekend Food Bags for our partner school along with other on-going projects keeps feeding ministries at the forefront of our minds.
Was there any particularly meaningful or moving story from your collection you would like to share?We shared the food we collected with our sister church, Trinity Presbyterian's Food Pantry. It's a small church of 12-20 members who are struggling to survive BUT they manage a food pantry and that ministry keeps them going. When we went to deliver the food items, the pantry manager told our youth how our contributions would not only help feed people, but also keep their church alive by giving them meaning!
Tell us a little about where you donate your collection to.Money and food goes to our own Whitesburg School Backpack Food Bags - we assemble and deliver 40 bags each week filled with 14 items (soup, meat, cereal, milk, juice, fruit, snacks, and a dessert) The value of the bags is $10 each to any money or food donated goes a long way to our 9 month commitment to the school.
Are there any resources you feel Souper Bowl of Caring could develop to enhance your collection?We use your T shirts (purple - see photo on our page). I'd love to have rubber bracelets for our youth and members to wear all the time to remind them of those who have no food. Maybe with a prayer or Bible verse on them?
What does participating in Souper Bowl of Caring mean to your group?It is part of our ongoing commitment to be servants of Jesus in every way - serving the needs of those in our community, being there as a resource for those who are hurting, in need, and want.
What does it mean to you?As a former PCUSA Hunger Action Enabler for Middle Tennessee, I have a long connection with Souper Bowl of Caring and I love to be able to tell your history to folks as encouragement that it only takes a seed, planted with love and humility, to grow a large tree of love and help!