This ministry serves our community by providing food to the Galveston County Food Bank. Hunger is the world’s number one health risk. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Over 50,000 Galveston County residents face food insecurity every day, and the the Galveston County Food Bank sorts, warehouses and distributes over 7 million pounds of food each year. Each year, we gather at least 2-3 times and package 50,000 serving of food at each event.
While First Lutheran Church organizes Feed Galveston events, we are grateful for the larger community that makes this ministry possible. Local businesses, community groups, Boy Scout Troop 123, and other houses of faith routinely join in our mission to supply food to Galveston County. You don't have to be a member of this church or any other to volunteer with one of the Feed Galveston events.
Through our assembly line system, we enable volunteers to package over 50,000 meals per event. We use an assembly line style that was invented by The Outreach Program. Before COVID-19, we could do this in under 4 hours with about 100 volunteers, but we have adapted to the needs of the time by wear masks, spreading out and reducing the number of people in a room together. Although the pandemic has changed many things, it did not take away the need for food in the community or our commitment to serve our neighbors. In 2020, we packed a total of 100,000 meals. The first 50,000 meals were prepared September 12-16 with 14 volunteers per shift (2 shifts per day). This was our longest event and was a huge success, due to the dedication of the volunteers. We also partnered with Ball High's Share Your Holiday program to package another 50,000 meals with the help of teachers, students, and First Lutheran volunteers.
Our next event will be in the spring of 2021. More information is coming, but feel free to contact us now if you or your organization would like to help with this project. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We ARE SO THANKFUL to Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Methodist Church and DR Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust Fund for their generous commitment to our Feed Galveston program to supply meals to Galveston County Food Bank with help from The Outreach Program. The next meal packaging event has not yet been scheduled, but stay tuned!😃
We appreciate your interest and support of Feed Galveston. You can help our efforts to feed the hungry in Galveston County by participating in our next food packaging event and/or by making a monetary donation to Feed Galveston. Checks can be mailed or dropped off at the church office, First Lutheran, 2415 Winnie, Galveston 77550. Kindly make checks payable to First Lutheran and reference Feed Galveston on the memo line.
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