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Wesley’s Food Pantry – Mission of the Month October 2012

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Each month Wesley United Methodist Church in Wausau has a Mission of the Month which targets a certain cause, group, and ministry. This month of October’s mission focuses close to home – helping people in our neighborhoods, work places, and community.

The Mission – The Wesley Food Pantry

Wesley United Methodist Church Food PantryThe Wesley Food Pantry, operating for 6 1/2 years, continues with the same service and mission.We are sharing food, personal care items, a compassionate heart, a listening ear, at times a shoulder to cry on, our faith, the beliefs of the Methodist Church, and the Love of Jesus. We provide encouragement, an invitation to worship and can guide people to other community resources for some of their needs. We are touched quite often by stories of struggle, but also by the strength and faith of the people we serve.

As we move into cooler weather

We appreciate receiving food donations such as:

  • hearty soups
  • items for making chili
  • canned meats
  • vegetables
  • rice
  • pastas for casseroles

Healthy snacks are always needed:

  • graham crackers
  • dried fruits
  • popcorn
  • pretzels
  • cheese

The personal care items we offer:

  • Bath soap
  • Shampoo
  • toilet paper
  • tooth paste (we have lots of toothbrushes recently donated)
  • other needs: razors, shaving cream, deodorant

We couldn’t do this mission without the constant, faithful support of the Wesley United Methodist Church congregation. We so appreciate your donations, faith in us, and prayers for this ministry and the people we serve. While people are happy to receive the help with needed food, they are touched at a deeper level when we ask if we can pray for them. That’s often when tears are shared. There are times when it is stressful, too busy or especially hard to hear someone’s story. But ultimately, being able to share with others is truly the blessing given to us.

If anyone is interested in helping serve families, we could use additional volunteers in this ministry. if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any team member.

This post was provided by the Food Pantry team members and questions may be directed to the church office. Your donations are always welcome!

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