The 6:08 SERVE Team gathers volunteers to assist the Oasis Food Pantry Saturday afternoon.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Kate Manfull
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
If you're looking to volunteer in St. Charles this weekend, the OASIS Food Pantry is in need of some extra hands to sort items received from the annual Boy Scout food drive. Sign up for this volunteer opportunity this Saturday, November 17, at 1:30 p.m. The 6:08 SERVE team who will be leading the charge. "We [at 6:08] like to provide a variety of ongoing volunteer opportunities like working at Oasis Food Pantry and the Emmaus House to connect people who are willing to serve with those who need the help right here in St. Charles," said Steve Blacksher, pastor of the 6:08 SERVE team and weekly worship community meeting on Sunday evenings at 6:08 p.m. "This is what loving our neighbor is all about - serving one another." There will be indoor…
Sudden closure of national nonprofit means local families will be without an inexpensive source of food.
Angel Food Ministries [AFM] stopped taking food orders for September. The organization's website has a short message regarding the cancelation of the food distribution for September. A few years ago, at a gathering of St. Charles clergy and laity, I heard a presentation on AFM. Since then, I have noticed the blue and white AFM banners appearing monthly at churches in the city. I wanted to find out what impact this cutoff in low-cost food supply would have on St. Charles residents. Started in 1994, AFM is a nonprofit organization based in Georgia that purchased food in volume from suppliers at discounts. The basic system worked like this: each month, AFM prepared a menu from inventory of food, packaged or frozen, it was able to purchase. …