11.18.18

The Deacons operate a “Loaves & Fishes” ministry, which brings home-made meals to folks who have just returned home after a hospitalization or a rehab stay, for instance, and who would have difficulty buying food and preparing meals on their own.

We have a list of people who are willing to do this, and the Deacons always welcome additional people willing to participate. This way the church has a broader base of volunteers to work from. Members of our congregation come from Yorktown and other communities, and it is helpful to coordinate the meal providers with persons who live nearby. If you’d like to add your name to the list, contact any Deacon, or send a note to the office. You can also join in MyFPCY.org; just choose “Groups” and then “Find Groups.” Loaves and Fishes is under “Service.”

Deacon Sue Nelson, who leads our “Loaves & Fishes” program, has answered a few questions you may have about how it works.

Who is eligible to receive this service? Members and friends of our congregation.

Does “Loaves & Fishes” provide a whole meal? Yes, entree, side/salad, dessert; cooked and delivered.

Can a family receive meals more than once a day? No, only dinner is provided.

How long can a family continue to receive meals? Some people need meals for a day or two, while others appreciate a meal for a longer period of time.

What do you find most rewarding about this program? Since this is a “hands-on” ministry, we find that those who provide a meal to others in their time of need feel blessed that they had the opportunity to help.

How can someone contact us if they need this service? Please contact Chip or Tami.

I’d like to close with a food-related quote from Mother Teresa: “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Anything you can do to help – by donating time, money or food – helps us help our friends and neighbors in a truly meaningful way.

~Patrick J. Burns III, Deacon

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