As a new year unfolds, there is more need than ever at the Good Samaritan Food Pantry of Adel, as so many of us too often forget that families still need the pantry to put dinner on the table for their families night after night.
That’s why many local congregations continue to collect non-perishable food and non-food items for Adel families in need. Almost every church in town is a collection site for the pantry, which is located in the Adel United Methodist Church, 115 S. 10th St. At St. John’s Catholic Church, for example, a collection box is located at the entryway which is sent to the pantry on the third weekend of every month.
Items that are currently in low supply are listed on the Good Samaritan Food Pantry website at www.adelfoodpantry.com and include, flour, sugar, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, canned meats and fruit, soups, cereal, toothpaste, laundry soap, dish soap, toilet paper and paper towels. The food pantry urges donors to use weekly grocery coupons to find ideal items for more savings. Extra grocery bags are also accepted.
The Good Samaritan Food Pantry hours are Monday 2 – 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The pantry is always in need of volunteers to help stock shelves and maintain the whole operation. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact the food pantry at (515) 423-0753. You can also take advantage of the sign-up sheet located at St. John’s right by the donation boxes at 24043 302nd Place.
On the eve of the first Sunday after the Epiphany, many Christians stop to remember how much the birth of Jesus has affected people’s lives. After the feast has been eaten and the gifts unwrapped, it’s nice to reflect and rejuvenate for the upcoming year. This is why Grace Lutheran Church invites all to come on the Saturday evening for “The Eve of the First Sunday After the Epiphany,” or on Sunday morning for, “The Sunday After the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” Both of these services will be dedicated to the meaning of the baptism and how to continue to grow in love for Jesus throughout the upcoming days and months of 2013. To join in on the celebration, visit Grace Lutheran at 23932 Meadow Road, or visit at www.gracelutheranadel.org for more information.
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