Experience a night free from politics, taste some fabulous wines, and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, all the benefit Feeding Hands Pantry! On September 29 from 6:30pm to 9pm, we'll be hosting our first Wine Without The Whine event at the Old York Cellars. You'll get six wine tastings, light hors d'oeuvres and great conversation, with all funds raised going directly to Feeding Hands Pantry.
There are many duties we do in our homes we do not think twice about: Doing our laundry, cleaning up the kitchen table or our living space, doing dishes, brushing our teeth. Try putting yourself in a world where you not only have to think about doing these tasks, but also whether you have what you need to do them. The average food stamp assistance is $29 a week (yes, a week!) For a single person, this is a tight budget, but for a family it barely makes a dent.
On Friday, March 18, 2016, Lois Bennett, Founder and Executive Director of Feeding Hands Pantry was honored for her contributions to Somerset County, and was recognized as one of their women of the year for 2016. Below, watch as Lois accepts the award and shares with the attendees more about the amazing work that Feeding Hands Pantry does, and how God has provided so incredibly in this ministry. Each of the 11 winners were recognized at a banquet in Somerset that evening, where hundreds of supporters, volunteers and dignitaries were in attendance. Along with being able to share more about the ministry, Lois was honored with an award statue, plaque, and other gifts.
Recently, Feeding Hands Pantry has seen more and more groups asking to volunteer. All of our volunteers are from over a dozen churches including but not limited to Emmanuel Reformed Episcopalian Church, Liquid Church's new Somerville location, Jacob's Well's Somerville MC Group, along with local residents seeking ways to help out and many more.
As a former CPA, the Bible story of the tax collector, Zacchaeus, always bothered me. In my mind, when Zacchaeus decided to mend his ways, he could not possibly have enough money to honor his commitment to repay those he had cheated. I would read this story with a “but” missing the implication for my life.