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Fighting hunger, one car at a time

On Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. until at least noon, on the side parking lot at C&F Bank in West Point, the Middlesex Charge United Methodist churches (Old Church and Forest Chapel) will hold a car wash and bake sale to raise money and awareness of children in our country and around the world who do not have enough food to eat.

Car washes will be done for a donation of one’s choice.  Baked goods also will be for sale. All proceeds go toward the churches’ Stop Hunger Now mission opportunity.

Images of children making and eating dirt cakes, not as play, but to stave off hunger pangs, should shame us all every time we sit down to a meal. Stop Hunger Now is a fine-tuned mission outreach aimed at eliminating hunger in our lifetime.

“Many churches in our area support the work of Stop Hunger Now by raising money for what is called a ‘packaging event.’ Money raised is used to pay for supplies needed for a mission opportunity to prepare packets of food shipped anywhere they are needed. These packets contain dehydrated, high protein and highly nutritious meals,” said Rev. Gerry Reed Burkholder. 

“Old Church and Forest Chapel are combining efforts with Lower United Methodist in Hartfield in preparation for our packaging event to be held in late October. In a two-hour packaging event over 10,000 meals can be packaged,” he said.

“Old Church and Forest Chapel invite our community to help us help eliminate hunger by bringing their cars and perhaps checking out the bake sale while they wait for us to finish drying off their car,” said Rev. Burkholder. 

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 09.11.2013

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