A message from Bonnie Strittmater:
We have all heard the quote “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, our All Saints Food Pantry and Clothing Closet also
takes many, many hard working, dedicated people to run smoothly while at all times remembering to treat all people with
dignity and respect and many times a hug and a shoulder to cry on. We don’t just have a place where people can come to
get some food to help them through or clothing that is free, we have a safe, loving, hopeful atmosphere filled with the
presence of God and love and prayers for what they are going through.
At this time I would like to thank a few people keeping in mind that so many people from outside our congregation are also
dedicated to the ministry we are so blessed to have here at All Saints.
Thank you to Ken Moreland who has been added to our bread pick up list from Hyvee on Devils Glen. Thank you to Sheryn
Levings for taking on the work and title, Clothing Closet Coordinator. She has been a remarkable force to organize, promote and oversee the contributions to our Clothing Closet ministry. Thank you to Donna Plank, Darlene Toft, Anne Holtan, Marilyn Oliver, Sheryn Levings and all who have helped on work days to sort and organize. Thank you to Scott Holtan for boxes and to Art Rainey for his presence and help.
Thank you to our Team Leads who every month graciously devote their Saturday to the Food Pantry: Craig Drake, Sheryn Levings,
Steve Kalber, KD Kalber and Barb Johnson. Thank you to Craig Drake who does so much from tearing down boxes and taking to
recycling center to hauling food from the Riverbend Food Bank to lovingly helping a person out with their food box.
As I said, it really DOES take a village to support this mission. For all those that donate, pray for and support this vital ministry:
His humble servant,