Weekly Update from Mary

Friday, November 17, 2023

St. Paul’s Passionately Powerful People Program

Mary and Chico are so grateful for the wonderful opportunity of talking to the children of St. Paul Lutheran School at their Wednesday Chapel. We shared the need for their prayers for SPL Hunger Warriors. SPL Hunger Warriors/Hunger Ministry/Mary’s Food Friends. Since 1980, Hunger Ministry/SPL Hunger Warriors/Mary’s Food Friends has been assisting food programs – first 5 programs, now 24 programs. Each one of us can provide HOPE – Helping Other People Everywhere – by praying, bringing in food donations, and donating funds to support our food programs’ purchases from the Food Bank or Second Harvest. Our supported Food Programs are helping over 15,000 people each month…What a Great Blessing to be able to assist so many each month!

Employees at USG Interiors

The employees of USG Interiors at 1000 Crocker Road in Westlake known for its Ceiling Suspension Systems have just completed their annual collection drive to support SPL Hunger Warriors and Lorain’s Second Harvest Food Bank. These employees are very committed in providing quality products and service as they additionally provide donations for the needs of people in Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties each year. USG stands for United States Gypsum, and as a corporation, USG has built a 123-year history across America for its innovative products and high-quality building materials.

Want to Donate Food?

SPL Hunger Warriors needs food item donations. Please click the button below to see what else needs to be donated!


Substitute & Regular Drives

SPL Hunger Warriors still need substitute & regular drivers to drive food or other donations to Redeemer Hunger & Crisis Center, Valor Home, North Ridgeville Community Care. Please call or email Mary at 440-871-7067 or marycaresmuch@yahoo.com to volunteer.

COG: Community of Goodness Updates

You can make a vital difference by becoming an active member of COG – Community of Goodness by donating 6 or more cans of vegetables, stew, SPAM, corned beef, peach slices, chicken breasts, jars of peanut butter, Grape Jam/jelly, wide noodles, cereal monthly for Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Neighborhood Food Program.

How To Join COG: Community of Goodness

COG: Community of Goodness is still gaining new volunteers! Sign up to be a monthly 6 items or more donor to the COMMUNITY OF GOODNESS through food gifts of cereal, wide noodles, cans of vegetables, peach slices, beef stew, corned beef, SPAM, chicken breast, jars of Peanut Butter and grape jam. Please call or email Mary at 440-871-7067 or marycaresmuch@yahoo.com to become a member!

Thank you to all the food Community of Goodness – COG – donors this week! We are already at 300 items and the weekend food has not arrived…Blessings on your lives as we conscientiously THINK OF HELPING OTHERS – OUR NEIGHBORS.

The Underwear/Sock Drive still needs your immediate loving support!

Last weekend’s response was fantastic! If you do not have time to shop, feel free to donate money, and we will shop for you; simply mark the memo line Underwear. You may even find great Black Friday Deals before Thanksgiving this year. This wonderful 10th year Underwear/Sock drive wraps up the first week in December.

Warping Up Our Thrivent Action Team Drive for the Samuel L. Felton Jr.

To wrap up our Thrivent Action Team Drive for the Samuel L. Felton Jr. VALOR HOME in Lorain, donations of cookies, apples, oranges, tangerines, crackers, candy, chip snack bags, granola bars…may be dropped off at church this weekend and at the Levtzow’s garage, driveway on the southwest corner of Dover Center & Bassett Roads (2454 Dover Center Road).

Upcoming SPL Hunger Warriors Thrivent Action Team Events

Now through November 18:

We are having a Hunger Drive to gather at least 100 cans of pull-top SpaghettiOs and/or other pull-top canned meats and 100 packages of paper products.

Between November 19 and December 2:

We are gathering food items to assist Our Family Home in East Cleveland with snacks of all types.

Between December 3 and December 16:

We are having a Hunger Drive for North Ridgeville Community Care at 34015 Center Ridge Road by gathering all types of food and paper items.

Between December 17 and December 31, 2023:

The Dennis Wolf Peanut Butter & Jam Drive with a goal of 100 jars of Jam & 100 jars of Peanut Butter to benefit Redeemer Hunger & Crisis Center on West 30th Street in Cleveland will be happening.

Please note that right next to the SPL Hunger Warrior shelving in the Narthex, there is a donation drawer for your stamp collections or recent mail cancelled stamps to raise funds for missions. Thank you for donating…  Pray, Praise & Give Thanks, Mary & Chico