Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” – II Corinthians 9:7

Our community is blessed with many organizations committed to help the needs of families struggling to make ends meet.  One such long-standing organization is the Hunger and Health Coalition (HHC).  Established in 1982, the HHC has grown to be a major source of food and medications for a growing number of families.  Services include the Food Pantry, Fresh Produce Market, Pharmacy, Food Recovery Kitchen, School Backpack Program and Helping Hands Woodlot.

First Presbyterian has given generously for many years to HHC through donations and volunteering, but the need is now greater than ever.  Because of the novel coronavirus crisis, HHC fundraisers have been cancelled, and the usual pool of volunteers has been drastically reduced. Food and pharmacy distribution has transitioned to drive-through only, and hours for food pick-up have been reduced.

We are reminded in the story of Elijah (I Kings 17: 1-16) that God provides. He sent ravens to feed Elijah during the drought.  When the widow at Zarephath gave the last of her provisions to Elijah, the jar of flour and jug of oil was never used up.  God continues to provide today through donations to the Disaster Relief Fund, with contributions aiding organizations like HHC which has allowed us to make a substantial difference.  However the need is overwhelming and continues to grow. We ask that you continue to give generously as we trust God that our jars will not go empty. 

Presently the only way to give to the Disaster Relief Fund is to mail a check to the church with that noted in the memo line.

To visit HHC website, go to www.hungerandhealthcoalition.com