By Julie Groce, Appleton Missioner
Appleton has sorted and distributed collected items from Service Day (and will continue to sort and distribute Council donations) by delivering EYC's canned goods and non-perishable food items to several service organizations in the Middle GA Convocation with which we share ongoing relationships. These donations help hungry children and families in five cities and counties who may have few options to obtain adequate nutritious food. Thank you so very much for loving like Jesus and sharing the many blessings God has given us with others in need. It is our honor to work in partnership with all of you.
Loaves and Fishes, Macon: This organization provides grocery bags with canned goods and non-perishable food items to nearly 250 families each month. Loaves and Fishes also offers assistance in obtaining photo ids, birth certificates, and prescriptions; diapers and clothing; and laundry and shower assistance to individuals and families. This organization is supported by numerous local churches, including all three Episcopal churches - St. Francis, St. Paul's, and Christ Church.
All Saints Food Pantry, Warner Robins: This food pantry operated by All Saints Episcopal Church gives bags of groceries including canned goods and non-perishable items to needy individuals and families twice a week.
Chard Wray Food Pantry, Milledgeville: Established by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in 1974, Chard Wray offers groceries to families and seniors who need help obtaining nutritious food. This organization is currently renovating its space to begin offering expanded services such as job assistance, simple cooking classes, access to computers, and GED completion.
Putnam Christian Outreach, Eatonton: This organization was established in 1987 by several local churches and has grown to offer food, household goods, clothing, medical equipment check-out, and limited financial assistance to pay for prescriptions, utilities, and rent. All Angels Episcopal Church supports this organization with protein food resources as well as canned goods and non-perishable food items. PCO distributes food to several hundred families each month.
Grace House, Fort Valley: This organization is supported by numerous local churches, including St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Canned goods and non-perishable foods donated to this site help to serve more than 400 needy families each month.