Fight Hunger in our City
July is Strike Hunger month at First Pres, when you can make a difference in the lives of people big and small just by giving up a few hours of your time, or a few dollars for macaroni.
Each year we partner with local ministries to help fight hunger in our community. Here is how you can join in and show God's love to those in need:
Give a couple of hours in your day and help your neighbor in need! Every year, First Pres commits to serve lunch each day of one week at Daily Bread. We need only 10 volunteers per day, July 4–8. This is a great opportunity for families and friends to serve together. Since 1975, Daily Bread at the Christian Service Center has offered a free, nourishing noontime meal to anyone in the community who is hungry.
Conway Cares is the in-school food pantry supporting hungry kids at several local schools in our own neighborhoods (started by a First Pres Life Community). According to a 2014 study, more than 25% of children in Central Florida don't get enough to eat. Conway Cares works to make sure these children receive backpacks of easy-to-access food to take home after school and on the weekend. (For many of them, most meals are eaten at school.) So we want to stock the whole pantry for the Fall. We will be sorting and packaging these donations during our Summer Serve Day. Every Sunday in July, look for collection bins in the Edington Ministry Center lobby or under the Angel Wing, between the Sanctuary and Allen Hall. With questions, call Amy Collis 407.423.3441 x1474.