Weekly Update from Mary

Friday, January 26, 2024

Lakewood Church of the Ascension’s

Each month SPL Hunger Warriors provides half the funding for the Lakewood Church of the Ascension’s second Thursday Community Meal, $300 a month plus SpaghettiOs and Ramen Noodles to Trials For Hope to use where needed most, $400 or $500 plus snacks to make sandwiches and snack packets for children and senior citizens in East Cleveland by Our Family Home Center, and food including tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, every other Sunday, to Dan Erwine and six families that benefit 18 people. Hunger Warriors also assists two or three of our 24 hunger programs each month

Donate Food

In addition, we gather cans of vegetables, stew, SPAM, corned beef, peach slices, chicken breasts, jars of peanut butter, Grape Jam/jelly, wide noodles, and cereal monthly for Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Neighborhood Food Program. Additional donated food items, peanut butter, grape jelly, cereal, and extra of the above donations are also sent to the Redeemer Hunger and Crisis Center monthly.

Valentine Surprise Bake Sale

On Sunday, February 11, 2024, SPL Hunger Warriors is hosting a Special Valentine Surprise Bake Sale in the Cafeteria during Breakfast Treats time following the 8:15 am Worship Service. Bakery donations can be dropped off in the Cafeteria marked Hunger Warriors any time Sunday Morning. Mark your calendars now, so you can bake and/or buy to help us celebrate our first Valentine Bake Sale for SPL Hunger Warriors.

Our Last Thrivent Event of 2023

Our last SPL Hunger Warriors Thrivent Action Team Event for 2023 – Peanut Butter & Jam Drive – to benefit Redeemer Hunger & Crisis Center on West 30th Street in Cleveland gathered 120 jars of jam and 100 jars of Peanut Butter.

SPL Hunger Warriors/Hunger Ministry/Mary’s Food Friends – Campaigns in 2024

  • January – Immanuel, Redeemer, Trinity
  • February – Parma, Trials For Hope, Church of the Ascension
  • March – Calvary Lutheran, New Covenant, St. John Nottingham Food Programs
  • April – St. Philips Our Daily Bread
  • May – Lorain Cooperative Ministry & Redeemer & Immanuel
  • June - Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland – 36th Annual Walk for Hunger – Zoo
  • July – Lakewood Community Service Center & North Ridgeville Community Care
  • August – Westlake Assistance Program & Faith Lutheran
  • September – Parma Hunger & Our Savior Mayfield Heights
  • October – Royal Redeemer & Zion Painesville & Christians In Action Olmsted Falls
  • November - Redeemer, Immanuel, & Trinity
  • December – Christ/Our Savior, & 300 each Center (Which Means that we need $7900 in December)

Helping 24 Hunger Programs – We are Jesus’ Heart, Hands, Feet, and Servers…Thank you for your dedicated Service of Food, Funds, & Time to these wonderful programs meeting neighborhood needs.