We want to thank everyone who donated so generously to the CMU Student Pantry. From our donations we were able to give the pantry a couple of cases of canned goods, and about a dozen bags of non-perishable foods. We had $730 dollars in gift cards, checks and cash donations too. They were shocked and very grateful for our generosity, and they'll be able to help many students because of all of us.
The ICRH homeless shelter is open and we are scheduled to provide food this coming week of November 22-28. We have participated as a “partner” church since the shelter opened. We provide a main dish, side dishes, salads, soups, desserts, and whatever else people want to provide for dinners. If you can prepare food but are not able to take it to the shelter, we can transport the food for you.
If you are willing and able to help, please contact Joyce Henricks (firstname.lastname@example.org; 989-400-9743) as soon as possible so that she can coordinate the meals!
The Food Pantry of the Community Compassion Network (CNN) continues to provide food here in Mt. Pleasant for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need is great. Donate online to CNN to help them purchase food.
The special plate collection this Sunday, December 15, is for EightCap in Isabella County, a Community Action Agency which works for solutions to address the local conditions and causes of poverty in Isabella County. In our community, they address issues of housing and homelessness and emergencies, including heating and rental assistance. Your donation will be directed to their Walk for Warmth which provides heating assistance.
The September special collection is for the CMU Student Food Pantry, which works to alleviate the challenges and hardships of food insecurity that many CMU students encounter during their academic career. If you prefer to pay with a check, please make it out to: CMU, with Student Food Pantry on the memo line.