Weekly Update from Mary

Friday, March 8, 2024

36th Annual Hunger Walk

The 36th Annual Hunger Network Walk for Hunger and 5K Run registration site is up and running.

To register click HERE

  • Select “Register”
  • Click “Join a Team”
  • Go to page 2 or search “Hunger Warriors” in the search bar

The choices are Individual Walker or Team Captain for $10 (If you want a shirt, raise or donate $25 more by May 15), Individual Runner for 5K at $40 with shirt, Family of 5 registration package $75 (t-shirts included), Individual Virtual Runner at $40 with t-shirt, Cheerleader at $10 (If you want a shirt, raise or donate $25 more by May 15), or Volunteer for free at the event from 6:30 am to 11 am. Volunteers will also get a free day at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo.

Remember, there is a Pavilion table area of Free Gift Items from Walk for Hunger & 5K Run Presenting Sponsor Marycaresmuch and her Service Dog Chico José in Thanksgiving for your participation. Register Today!

Donate Food

As each of us and our families try to wisely find ways to serve God while becoming more like Jesus, God sends us messages of ways to help through friends, family, and food ads. Each one of us should be noticing some wonderful experiences in food ads recently. The Market District/Giant Eagle has a special sale on Wednesday, March 6; each shopper can purchase a limit of 3 boxes of 8.9 to 12 oz. of Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, or Fruit Loops at 99 cents each with one’s Advantage Card while supplies last. Another Market District/Giant Eagle special is two Scott Comfort Plus Bath Tissue 12 Double Rolls or two Scott Paper Towels 6 Mega Rolls for $10. In addition, Marc’s has a special right now until March 5 of select varieties of Kellogg’s cereal at 8.8 to 18 ounces for $2.99 each. Many grocery and coupon specials are becoming available that can really benefit the 25 Food Programs that SPL Hunger Warriors helps.

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

View Essential Food Items Here

Community of Goodness

Ever since SPL Hunger Warriors have created COG – Community Of Goodness – our weekly food donations have increased astronomically. With Easter on March 31, Immanuel Lutheran Hunger needs have also increased. We still need 17 more bags of wide noodles, 36 cans of vegetables, 16 cans of peaches, 28 cans of beef stew, 18 cans of corned beef, 30 cans of SPAM, 14 jars of peanut butter, 31 jars of grape jelly/jam, and 11 large cans of Chicken Breast to help Immanuel. On the March 2-3 Weekend, St. Paul members and friends donated 279 food items to help others.

Each and every food item donated goes to a Hunger Program, even expired cans are sent to the expired food table at Redeemer Hunger & Crisis Center. Food does not go to waste…Just like Hunger Network’s Food Rescue Program…When you visit Hunger Network’s Website, check out how to become involved with Food Rescue.

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)

Continue Praying for SPL Hunger Warriors and Serving Others with the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus. Our choices each day matter; we can treat all with Jesus’ love and kindness, or we can do nothing and become part of society’s problems. Bless your Week of Service! Love, Mary & Chico