Food insecurity is an issue for many families in our area under normal circumstances, a problem now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the need for food assistance is growing dramatically, donations to food pantries are down significantly. So PCOL/The Community Well is undertaking several projects to assist our community in this crisis.
Food Drive (and Virtual Food Drive) to Support Arm in Arm
Arm in Arm is delivering nutritious food to area community centers, apartment complexes and at-risk older individuals. From now until June 30, you can donate Canned Goods (only please) in the bin outside the south entrance of PCOL (available 24/7).
The need is greatest for canned Protein (tuna, beans, chicken, chili), canned Fruits and Vegetables (low sugar/sodium) and Soups (low sodium please). (No pasta or mac & cheese – they have plenty!). Questions – contact Karen Buda. And stay tuned for more opportunities to fight food insecurity in the coming weeks!
Can’t make it to the church? Check out the new virtual food drive, an online shopping process that allows people to donate healthy food that Arm in Arm can include in their food deliveries.
Community Food Pantry Boxes
At PCOL, we’ve been brainstorming ways in which we can help support our community through these difficult times, especially around issues of hunger and access to food. To that end, we are working with Lawrenceville Main Street to build a couple community food boxes where people can share food they have and others can pick up some items if they need them. If you are interested in helping to build one of these, contact Rev. Dr. Jeff Vamos (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks to the help of our community, PCOL/The Community Well collected 430 pounds of donated food for Arm in Arm to deliver to individuals and communities in need.
Thank you to all who contributed!