Saturday, September 25, 2010

Harvest Home Basket


This afternoon I had the fun of putting together my basket for Harvest Home Sunday tomorrow at church. The congregation is invited to put a meal together to share with those less fortunate. I put together a spaghetti supper complete with hamburger, salad fixings and garlic bread.

Several years ago, April, the young woman in charge of Harvest Home Sunday, decided to have people put together complete dinners versus just bringing in odds and ends of groceries. Providing the meat for a meal is especially encouraged as it can be the most expensive part of a meal and difficult for those to afford with limited incomes. Instead of a meal, some choose to purchase grocery store gift cards or donate money for April to buy groceries and/or gift cards. The dinners go to a variety of families in the community who would benefit by a meal as well as relatives and/or friends that the congregation suggests. April told me that she receives an amazing blessing in seeing the faces of the people when they open the door. I selfishly told her that if she needs help, I would deliver meals, too.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

That is an excellent idea! We have a food pantry at our church, but its odds and ends. I think I'm going to suggest this to our pastor!