St. James Church in the World Committee (CITW) is responsible for overseeing the Food Pantry and the Benevolence distributions from St. James. On a monthly basis they review worthy charities and causes and recommend where St. James Benevolences should be sent. This year, we’ll be identifying the charity a month in advance and providing youContinue reading “Church in the World Notes”
Thank you to all who contributed to the fundraiser for federal employees on Saturday, February 2nd. Over $600 were raised for the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (a 501c3 supporting federal employees and their families) and tens of pounds of food was donated to the St. James pantry. It was a great evening toContinue reading “Federal Employee Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser”
A special ‘Thank You!‘ to the administration, staff, teachers and children at Chapel Hill Elementary School in Gladstone, Missouri. They recently held their annual food drive fro St. James’ Food Pantry and collected 2,179 pounds of food! It took two filled pick-up trucks to transport.
St. James Church in the World Committee is responsible for overseeing the Food Pantry and the Benevolence distributions from St. James. On a monthly basis they review worthy charities and causes and recommend where St. James Benevolences should be sent. This year, we’ll be identifying the charity a month in advance and providing you informationContinue reading “Church in the World Notes”
“The Gathering Table (formerly Children’s Memorial Church) is an integral part of support for the homeless community in their Northeast neighborhood. They serve meals to about 100 individuals on Wednesday mornings and Saturday lunches as well as providing other necessary services. Their kitchen is in need of some updating as appliances are outdated and operational funds areContinue reading “Kitchen Equipment Needs for “The Gathering Table””
This year’s CROP HUNGER WALK was held on Sunday, October 14. It was a rainy, drizzly day but spirits were good as was the walk. Thank you to our walkers, Brenda Boeke, Tom Bishop, Barb Menefee, Toby Proctor, Christ and Julia Schliesman, Bobbi Stracker and Mary Temperelli. St. James raised $4,190.00! Combine that with our gifts toContinue reading “Thank You St. James Crop Walkers, and St. James Members.”
This year’s Crop Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, October 14, starting from Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St, Kansas City, MO, at 1:30 pm. Crop Walk is sponsored by Church World Service and proceeds go to local (25%) and international (75%) efforts to fight hunger and poverty. Funds raised assist victims ofContinue reading “Crop Hunger Walk”
Thank you to everyone who helped with the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive; Shelly for helping to promote the food drive and requests for volunteers through email blasts and the bulletin Cliff, Ty, Ben, Lyle, Cindy, Mitch & Debra for loading the trucks at the post offices Norb for helping Rich set up the unloadingContinue reading “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”
The St. James Food Pantry needs a backup person to maintain the meat inventory when the main person is unavailable. Inventory is currently done on Friday from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm but could be done anytime from Thursday through Saturday when coordinated with others. If interested or for additional information contact Norb Stracker.
Many thanks to everyone who supported the February outreach meal at ReStart, Inc. We served lunch to just under 80 residents and friends of the shelter. Our next visit there will be SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018. We learned a few things about the eating preferences of the clients last time and are adjusting our menuContinue reading “Restart Lunch”