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Weekly Update from Mary

Friday, May 3, 2024

Visit Mary & Chico after Worship

Please stop and visit with Mary & Chico after Worship on Sunday, May 5, in the Activity Center to sign up to volunteer more during St. Paul’s Volunteer Recognition Event. You can also pick-up Hunger Walk & 5K Registration forms. Blessings on your dedication to assist Jesus in meeting needs.

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

SPL Hunger Warriors also need donations of snacks, chips, Rice-Krispie Treats, granola bars, cookie bags, cracker bags…for Our Family Home Food program to assist young people and seniors in East Cleveland. We also need to meet the needs of toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, soup, macaroni & cheese for Dan Erwine’s 6 families with 18 people. Then we also have the pull-top cans of Spaghetti-O’s or other similar pull-top cans and Ramen Noodles that we send to Trials For Hope in Lakewood to distribute to the homeless and under-the-bridge people in need.

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. Immanuel Lutheran Hunger has an early pick-up and food distribution this month due to the Memorial Day Weekend. Therefore, during the next two weekends please donate your 6 or more items as Cog Members to meet our great need to be a blessing to others: boxes of cereal, cans of stew, SPAM, chicken breasts, vegetables, sliced peaches, corned beef, bags of wide noodles, jars of peanut butter and grape jam. On the April 27-28 Weekend, St. Paul members and friends donated 179 food and hygiene items to help others.

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)

Bless your Service in Jesus’ Name, Mary & Chico