By Paula Zsiray, council member
Proverbs 22:9 - A generous person will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.
According to recent local statistics, Cache County has a food insecurity of 15.1%, with more than 17,510 people in Cache County potentially experiencing hunger. Another report shows that Cache County has the fifth highest level of poverty, at 16.6%, within the state of Utah.
In September, Mountain Crest HS (where I teach) started the “Giving Place” to help students that are in need of extra support. Last January when I got my regular email from NPR, there was an article from Morning Edition, “A New Type Of Food Pantry Is Sprouting In Yards Across America”. The article made me think that perhaps Prince of Peace could join this effort and help our neighbors.
A Little Free Pantry or Blessing Box is generally stocked with canned vegetables and proteins, personal care items, and paper goods go fast. Also, kid-friendly non-perishables, like school supplies for August!
How does a Little Free Pantry differ from our local food bank?
Thanks to a donation by Marty’s Distributing here in Logan Prince of Peace has a container to use for a pantry.
The non-functioning beverage cooler is bright red and has ‘This Bud’s for you!’ printed on both sides. So… We need your help to re-paint. Then we need to place/install the pantry. And finally, we will need to stock the pantry with useable items.
Please contact Paula Zsiray firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Thalacker email@example.com if you would like to assist with getting this LFP up and running.
This blog is run by the council members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Logan, UT. For more information, check out our church's website at princeopeace.org.