For our January-March Missions Project we're supporting The Shepherd's Food Pantry, an MBC Ministry, by collecting 3-pound bags of rice and any type of canned bean. Should hard times place a family or a person in temporary crisis, The Shepherd's Food Pantry supplies non-perishable food, toiletries, God's love, a listening ear, compassion, and prayer.
We are specifically collecting rice and beans because these are the most often requested food items. Please make sure items are not expired. Collection bins are located at Kid's Quest Check-in Stations through March 30.
For more about The Shepherd's Food Pantry go to cityimpactdc.org/foodpantry. They welcome families serving together by packing food boxes. Upcoming packing nights dates are Jan 13 & 27; Feb 10 & 24, and Mar 10 & 24 at 7:00 pm in either Community Room C or the gym.
While it may be easier for you to gather food items on your own, we encourage you not to pass up the opportunity for a teachable moment with your kids. Have your kids participate in finding the items and dropping them into the collection bins.