This includes the food drives, mobile food pantry hosting, Christmas in July events, the back to school supplies drives, Monday Meals, support of the STOMP OUT HUNGER 5K, and the incredible food received from various food drives. The assistance given to our Christmas Toy Store and Adopt A Family program has been overwhelming.
Plus, the support IPM locations in Batavia, Newtown and Amelia has been incredible. All are abundant gifts that have been placed in the hands of those in need. This includes school children, the elderly, the unemployed and underemployed, the working poor and the residents of Thomaston Woods and St. Marks Apartments. They all benefited from the good work of the congregations affiliated with Inter Parish Ministry.
If you look at the numbers, more than 260 children received school supplies and back packs, and more than 4,300 families received food from the Choice Food Pantries in Newtown, Batavia and now Amelia. Right now, more than 300 families are receiving help with Christmas.
All are good things that bring joy from those who are called according to God’s purpose.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
Gail A. Koford
Inter Parish Ministry