COINS OF COMPASSION JANUARY
The Ghana Mission’s motto is “God is in Control.” The work we do in the Aworowa village focuses on the children. Providing desks and uniforms to those young children who have lost one or both parents.
Breakfast Food Items
MIDWEST MISSION DISTRIBUTION CENTER
A group of 10 people are scheduled to travel to Midwest Mission Distribution Center on January 17, 2017. MMDC is a part of UMCOR. Work will be done to prepare desks and kits to be shipped to areas in need. If there is anyone else interested in going, please call Mary Gurlea 715-321-2102 for information. There is room for 4 more volunteers. Reservations are accepted through January 10. The cost is $250 which includes lodging, travel, MMDC fees and food in the dorm.
INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY
The purpose of the pantry is to act as hands of the community to serve the Portage County residents in need of supplemental food. The pantry serves any resident of Portage County, commonly including unemployed, underemployed, elderly, handicapped, single parent or large households.
The pantry provides regular service twice per month, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM. The pantry serves an average of 650 persons (about 160 households) at each pantry or about 1,300 persons (320 households) per month. Each household receives food in proportion to household size: about 50 to 80 pounds of food per each pantry. Items distributed include meat, potatoes, frozen products, canned and boxed items, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy items, eggs, bread and bakery items.