In lieu of a traditional Easter breakfast and fellowship (restricted because of Covid-19 precautions), our Easter Breakfast this year will be a collection of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Carty Cupboard Food Pantry. We invite those attending the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist on Easter Sunday, April 4, to bring a generous donation of non-perishable food items and place them in, or near, the shopping cart in the Nave. At the end of the liturgy we will bless the donations as is our practice on the first Sunday of each month. If you would like to support the effort with a generous financial contribution, please make checks payable to Trinity Lutheran Church and direct the donation to the Good Samaritan Fund. Financial donations may also be given online to the Good Samaritan Fund by click HERE.
Right now, the Carty Food Cupboard needs:
- Regular sized boxes of cereal (no larger than 15oz)
- Plain instant oatmeal
- Grape jelly in plastic jars
During the pandemic, food insecurity in Massachusetts has skyrocketed by more than 60%. More than 17.5% of of households in Massachusetts are struggling to put food on the table. Nearly 22% of households with children don’t have enough food. Due to longstanding disparities in economic opportunity, Black and brown children are twice as likely to experience hunger, and its lifelong consequences.*
If you are not able to bring your donations to in-person worship, you are encouraged to drop off your donations to the church during Holy Week. The church office will be open for normal hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am to 4pm, and the Nave will be open for personal meditation and devotion on Good Friday from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Please contact Chris Jackal, Office Manager, to ensure that someone will be there to accept your donations. You can call Chris at 508-753-2989 x11 or email her at: email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your generous support! If you have any questions, or would like more information about the Carty Cupboard Food Pantry, please contact Jena Hill by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Statistical information provided in an editorial written by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Healey, Project Bread CEO Erin McAleer, and Greater Boston Food Bank CEO Catherine D’Amato.