Saturday, December 16, 2006

Need Food for Christmas - Ask at Church

Most churches do much to help the poor throughout the year, but during Christmas they really work hard to provide a good Christmas dinner for needy people in their community.

I know of at least 2 churches in my community that give away boxes of food to families every month (I'm sure there are more, but I personally know of these two). These boxes contain cans of vegetables, boxes of pasta, canned fruit, dried fruit, frozen dinners, desserts, dried milk, beans, and sometimes personal hygiene products like toothpaste, mouthwash, feminine products, and soap.

During November and December these food boxes are supplemented with special purchases like frozen hams, cakes, pies, stuffing mix, frozen cooked chickens, canned concentrated juice, and condiments.

Supporting the community is one of the missions of most churches. So, if you need a little help during the holidays don't hesitate to ask for help at a church. And, if you don't need any help, consider donating to a local church, especially during the holidays.