YUM (Yulee United Methodist) FOOD BANK
In October 533 people were served at the Food Pantry. Among them were 106 senior citizens, 81 disabled, 31 military veterans, and 176 children. St. Francis Parishioners donated 252 pounds of food, 4 pounds of toiletries, and $51.05 to help with the purchase of food items. The pantry is now in need of scalloped potatoes, and as always, monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Every dollar donated can purchase up to $12.00 worth of fresh food from the Feeding Northeast Florida Food Bank. Pastor Charlie and the Food Pantry Team are so grateful for our help and for the generous food and money donations made by St. Francis Parishioners! They could not meet the needs of those they serve without our help and partnership!
Volunteers Helping Fill YUM Food Bank
Our parish has a variety of opportunities for those wishing to share their time, talents and treasures with those less fortunate. Volunteering with one of our charity ministries is a way to be grateful for our blessings and improve the community in which we are so fortunate to live. Please come join us.
“In Giving, We Receive”
YUM (Yulee United Methodist) Food Bank – St. Francis of Assisi enjoys its partnership with the Yulee United Methodist Church food bank. The food and monetary donations we provide, help serve 75 needy families in our area. Our volunteer team collects canned and boxed foods, which they deliver each Wednesday to the YUMC food bank.
Gracie’s Kitchen – We are also part of Gracie’s Kitchen, an interfaith dinner network, which provides hot meals to single mothers, senior citizens, military veterans, the disabled and low wage workers. Our St. Francis team cleans, cooks and serves meals to over 200 guests on the 2nd and 3rd Thursday of each month from 5pm.-7pm. At Gracie’s Kitchen, we also provide supplemental pet foods for dogs and cats. In addition, we offer socks and flip flops of all sizes and genders for those in need. We gladly accept donations for these additional charities in the donation bins located in our Narthex. We currently need socks for all ages including babies, pet food, and with winter around the corner, slipper socks. The St. Francis Pet Corner welcomes any and all donations to our pet food pantry. Donations are being divided into small plastic bags in an effort to make donations go further. The foods are distributed only on the nights that St. Francis volunteers serve dinners at Gracie’s Kitchen. For November, we hrlped the YUM Food Pantry to serve 690 people. In addition, we donated $83.00 in cash and $100.00 in gift cards.
Heart 2 Heart -sends greeting cards to those who are ill, recovering from surgery or needing encouragement. This ministry mailed thirteen cards in June to those ill/recovering or needing encouragement. If you know of someone who would benefit from a card, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, address (if you know it), and type of card that would be appropriate.
Thank you Angela Sukotsky for following up with those who need our support.
Blood Drive – The church Blood Drive is held every 8 weeks. One person donating saves 3 lives. Appointments can be scheduled the weekend before the drive and walk-ins are always welcome.
The November Blood drive collected 23 units of blood – giving the gift of life! The next blood drive will be on January 7, 2018
NOVEMBER BLOOD DRIVE
Heart 2 Heart, With Love…
Collecting for The YUM Food Bank, With Love…
Organizing The Blood Drive, With Love…