Helping with Food Insecurity
The term “food insecurity” has been in the headlines regularly since the pandemic began over a year ago. Food insecurity means a household is not able to provide every family member consistent access to nutritious food. Food insecurity has increased by more than 40% in southwestern Pennsylvania. More than 360,000 people in our region are in need!
So, our Mission of the Month for April will be “Helping with Food Insecurity.” We will do this through our support of The Greater Washington County Food Bank (GWCFB) and the Greater Canonsburg-Houston Ministerial Association (GCHMA). For every dollar we donate to the GWCFB, they can purchase $5 worth of food. There are 25,000 people in Washington Country who are food insecure -- half of them are children or senior citizens. We can make a difference!
The GCHMA hosts Pop-Up Pantries once a week in Muse, Canonsburg, and Lawrence. They serve approximately 200 families each month. If you have driven through one of these towns on distribution day, you have seen the long lines of cars! As the Bible says, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”.
Please put April MOM or Food Banks on your giving envelopes. You may also give on our website or our mobile giving app. Under the General Donation dropdown, choose April MOM (Food Banks).