Due to the increased needs of our Helping Hands Food Pantry, the pantry & WELCA are sponsoring a Reverse Advent Calendar. (Another record setting day on Wednesday November 16th at the Helping Hands Food Pantry......537 families/ 1963 individuals.)
Advent calendars are typically filled with candy & are opened daily starting December 1st & ending on Christmas Day. Reverse Advent Calendars allow you to donate/give something each day – thus giving instead of getting during Advent. Bring your items after Christmas or perhaps weekly through Advent which will help the pantry weekly with their needs. This morning Carla Haberland, pantry director/founder, shared that the pantry idea began nearly 15 years ago in her home discussing her husband Carl's idea with Pastor Scott. God works in mysterious ways.....what began as idea is now helping so many.
Below is a calendar of suggestions for each day. Remember, these are suggestions. Take advantage of BOBO's. Pick up extras on your grocery run. Please consider participation in the Reverse Advent Calendar project & giving during Advent. The pantry needs you to help those in need!