God said, “Is this not the fast I choose, to loose the bonds of injustice…? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house?” Isaiah 58:6-7

Giving to someone in need is a fast that pleases God. Consider bringing some food for the hungry each time you come to the church as part of your Lenten practice, holding in tension how very blessed we are and the great need of the world Christ gave his life to save.

Person-to-Person has been serving low-income families and individuals for close to five decades, providing emergency assistance for basic needs in the form of food, financial assistance, and clothing, to support individuals and families as they move towards greater stability. Over the years, P2P’s services have been refined to advance the vision of communities of financially stable, hunger-free homes, with educational opportunities for all. This year alone P2P’s services will touch the lives of more than 25,000 individuals – including 10,000 children.

Food needs: Canned Fruit & Vegetables, Rice (1lb bags), Canned Hearty Soups, Pasta & Spaghetti Sauce, Tuna & Canned Meat, Cookies & Crackers

The New Canaan Food Pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers and resides in St. Marks Church. Clients are referred to them by New Canaan Health and Human Services. Need has continued to grow over the past few years and the number now served every two weeks approaches 200.

Food needs: Juice Boxes, Canned Meats (Ham, Vienna sausages, Spam, Deviled Ham), Canned Stew, Cookies, Snacks (Pretzels, Tortilla Chips, etc.),Maple Syrup

Food should be returned to boxes in Smith Hall

Contact Marianna Kilbride at marianna@godsacredev.wpengine.com with questions.