Feed Galveston is a mission to help the hungry in Galveston County.
First Lutheran Church will host a “Feed Galveston” food packaging event on Saturday, September 9 as part of the ELCA’s God’s Work Our Hands event. The event will be held in The Lyceum – adjacent to First Lutheran, 24th & Winnie, in historic downtown Galveston. Sign up begins at 12 noon; packaging begins at 12:30pm.
This will be our largest event to date, with 50,000 nutritious meals to be packaged that afternoon and then donated to area food banks.
At our last event in May, we packaged 30,000 servings with 100 volunteers. We will need more this time so please consider this fun event.
Please join us and and bring your friends and neighbors.
This is an excellent opportunity for civic groups and other organizations that are interested in helping their neighbors.
Sign up in the narthex or on line at FeedGalveston.org
Donations are also being requested. Donate with cash or check in your weekly offering, designating it for FeedGalveston or using online giving through our church website designating FeedGalveston.
Volunteers and civic groups that would like to participate are welcome! This is FLC’s largest event to date with an anticipated 50,000 nutritious meals to be packaged that afternoon and donated to the Galveston County Food Bank for distribution throughout Galveston County to those in need.
To volunteer, or for more information, contact Noel Spencer at 713.516.1561 or visit online at FeedGalveston.org
Matching Grant From Galveston Kiwanis
Mary Bentz, President of Galveston Kiwanis, presents Rev. Richard Rhoades and George Black with a $500 matching grant to support the #FeedGalveston project on September 11. 20,000+ meals will be packaged to distribute to food banks in Galveston. Kiwanians and Congregants and other volunteers will package the meals. Volunteers are invited to participate. Call 409-762-8477 for more information.
Food Insecurity and Hunger
• Food insecurity is defined as “families who are unable to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food necessary for a healthy life.”
* Texas Department of Agriculture
• Hunger is defined as “the uneasy or painful sensation caused by a lack of food.”
* Food, Research, and Action Center (FRAC)
• Approximately 35.5 million Americans are food insecure
* Feeding America
• Texas has 1.3 million food insecure households (more than 3 million people) which is the third highest in the Nation.
* Center for Public Policy Priorities
• Texas has the seventh-highest rate of hunger at 5.1% of households in the United States.
• The USDA estimates 96 billion pounds of food are wasted each year in the United States.
Feeding Texas reports:
18.1% of people are food insecure. (53,460 individuals)
24.9 % of children live in these same homes (18,390 children)
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Join us as we #FeedGalveston !
25 cents feeds a child, $1 feels a family of 4. Money raised turns into people fed. Donations of all sizes help feed our hungry neighbors!
At an average of 160 meals packaged per hour, we need hands to make this happen!
This is God’s Work. Our Hands! A way to make a difference.
Once packaged, the meals are given to local food banks serving Galveston County for no charge!
Partnering with End Hunger NE and Outreach we can provide nutritious meals for those who otherwise will go hungry. Partnering with the local food banks we are connected with a systematic process that gets food to those who need it most. Partnering – we can make a difference!
What can you do?
Donate – Serve – Receive
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