Christian Food Bank Needs

foodbank

 The Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County is a nonprofit Christian organization that shares the love of Jesus through the simple gift of food.  Below is a list of their current needs.  Feel free to bring donations to the church office or leave them in the narthex when you come to worship.

Canned Vegetables Dried Beans Peanut Butter
Soup Canned Meat/Tuna Canned Pasta/Ravioli
Ramen Noodles Canned Fruit Pork and Beans
Mac and Cheese Pasta Rice
Stuffing Cereal Flour and Sugar
Instant Potatoes Cake Mix and Icing Ensure and Protein Drinks
Cooking Oil    

Letter from Freddie

school busDear friends and Supporters of PACS/HCAC,

We here at PACS are thinking about our youth and the upcoming school year.  Our goal is to help as many students as we can return to school with self-confidence and peace of mind.  We are starting our Back to School Fundraising Program and your substantial contributions in the past have been much appreciated.  We are anticipating to assist approximately 500 students in Hopkins County with their back to school apparel and supplies.  It is because of your compassionate heart and soul that we have been able to help our youth in this capacity over the past 60 plus years.

You may mail your monetary donations to PO Box 427 or drop them off at our office on 130 E. Branch St., Madisonville KY 42431.

Thank you for your generosity!

Freddie Stafford, SCBG/Hopkins County Case Manager

Operation Christmas Child

OCC2Once again, we have the opportunity to participate in Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.  The area box drop-off location is our gym at FPC. 

COLLECTION TIMES:

  • Monday, Nov 14th thru Friday, Nov 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, Nov 19th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, Nov 20th from Noon - 5:00 PM

Shoeboxes: Choose Boy or Girl and age groups 2-4; 5-9 or 10-14.  Label boxes accordingly.  Include items that children will immediately embrace such as:

  • Toys: cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
  • School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • Non-liquid hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.  NO TOOTHPASTE PLEASE.
  • Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
  • Please do not include these items: candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or other food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Postage money: $9.00 per box for shipping.
For more information check out: www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child

Volunteers will be needed Monday the 14th thru Sunday the 20th to receive and pack the boxes.  All help will be greatly appreciated!  Please call the church office at 270.821.6426 to volunteer.

Books Needed

paperback books

 

The ladies at the Hopkins County Jail are requesting nonfiction Christian literature.  Since my supply has dwindled, I am looking for donations.  All books must be paperback.  The ladies especially appreciate Joyce Meyer and Lysa TerKeurst, or books dealing with addiction, forgiveness and self worth.  If you have books to donate, please drop them off at the church office or give them to Peggy on Sunday.  Thank you!

 

Peanut Butter Ministry

peanut butter

 

Peanut butter is not only good on sandwiches and chocolate bars and crackers and a million other things, it's good for you!  Peanut butter is a great source of protein, so our Mission and Outreach Committee has promised to deliver a ton of peanut butter to the Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County each month (just kidding).  There is a basket in the narthex for individual jars, but if you need a forklift to unload your donation, you should probably call ahead.  The CFB will take either smooth or crunchy, and they're not picky about the brand.  We hope you'll join us in this ministry!

 

Christmas Food Baskets

Christmas Food Basket

 

 

It is that time of year again when we have the opportunity to bless families with food for the Holiday Season.  Each Sunday in November we will be collecting money for Christmas food baskets.  Shopping for all items will be in early December.  More information about shopping will follow later this month.  If you have any questions, please call Amy Taylor at 270-339-9625.