Salem United Methodist Church

Winter Lunches

Winter Lunches

Our Winter Lunches schedule begins in November and runs through March.  This
outreach ministry helps many in our community, the elderly, children, and working
men and women who use the lunch to make their food dollars go just a little bit farther.

We began this ministry in January 2007 feeding just 28 people that first month.  In
March 2011 we fed 435 people.  To date, all of the food and supplies have been
purchased with the generous donations form the people of Salem and Bethany churches,
some donations of supplies from Sysco Cash & Carry, flyer printing donated from
Kathy and Steve Selby, and a few donations of surplus chicken through the Samaritan
Shelter.  We have not required any financial aid from the regular funds of the Salem
United Methodist Church budget.  Samaritan Shelter has a soup kitchen 2 days each week
throughout the year, however, during the weeks we have our lunches the Shelter does
not serve.  So in addition to reaching out through our church we are helping the
Shelter.  They tell us they welcome the break.

Despite all of the donations, we are always in need of funds and volunteers.  Any
amount will help.  Checks can be made payable to Salem United Methodist Church and
on the memo line, designate "Winter Lunches", or if you prefer, cash is great.  Donations
can be accepted by Jan Aron, our treasurer, Barbara Browning, or Dave MacQueen.

Give and you will be blessed.  Those who work see the gratitude and thankfulness
every month.  If you would like to see for yourself, come join us.  Watch for the dates
in the bulletin, pick a day or two that suits you, and just come, or give Barbara or Dave
a call.  We welcome the help, and the fellowship is good as well.

Blessings to all.