The Christ Church Food Pantry has partnered with Covenant Presbyterian Church and together host a pantry the third Wednesday of each month from 11 am until 2 pm. The pantry is funded solely by contributions. Most of the items distributed by our pantry are obtained through Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign, and Logan County and are either free or cost very little, helping keep our total expenses down. The Food Pantry has many volunteer opportunities. On the first and second Wednesday of each month starting at 8:30 am until about 10:15 am we need volunteers to help unload the boxes from a pallet and load them onto a cart and take the food to the church basement. On the third Wednesday of each month starting at 9 am until 2 pm there are various jobs to volunteer for including distribution, bagging groceries, breaking down cardboard, and loading food into the client’s vehicles. We strive to meet the needs of our clients and continue to encourage others to use our available resources.
January and August are Christ Church months to serve lunch at St. John’s Lutheran Church each Friday. There are two shifts. The first shift prepares the meal and sets up from 9 AM to 11 AM. The second shift comes in at 11:30 AM to serve and clean up, finishing at 1:30 PM. There is a sign-up sheet posted on the kiosk in the East Entrance.
The Promise Neighborhood Christmas Store continued its work of providing affordable gifts to families in a high-needs community. Once again, Christ Church provided Clifton Ave. Church of God (1408 Clifton Ave.) with a bountiful of new toys, which were made available at a reduced cost to residents of the Promise Neighborhood in the weeks leading up to the holiday.