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Lenten donations help feed 50 neighborhood families in need
This year, the people of New World UMC in Garland prepared for the Lenten season by being challenged to pray and sacrifice $1 a day for 40 days. The donations were used to provide food for the food-insecure in the church’s neighborhood.
Those gifts provided 50 – surpassing the goal of 40 – muck buckets, not baskets, filled to overflowing for neighbors in need. New World UMC partnered with the nearest school to identify the 50 families that would benefit the most from the gift of food. The counselor at the school said, “What a great way to build bridges with the community!”
Each 70-quart muck tub contained a ham, canned goods, rice, beans, peanut butter, jelly, a 10-pound bag of pancake mix and other shelf stable items, plus Easter candy for the kids.
Those who delivered the food returned with stories of gratitude not only from the recipients but for their own experience of mission.
Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2021