Second Sunday offering on September 13:
Faith UCC’s Mobile Food Market
In the midst of the COVID pandemic that is causing (and increasing) food insecurity, the Social Action and Awareness Commission has decided to designate the Second Sunday offering in September to a food ministry in Northeast DC. Faith UCC, located at 4900 Tenth Street NE, offers a free Mobile Food Market monthly, each third Thursday of the month. Folks can drive up, open their trunks, and have food placed into the trunk. They can walk up to get a “grab and go” bag, and food is also dropped off both at senior buildings as well as the Mary Elizabeth House, an apartment building for young women who have aged out of the Foster Care System (currently housing 12 women each with a child).
In July they served 113 households — 38 were new households, 75 were returning households. There were 335 people in the households with 101 children, 114 seniors and 13 veterans. Most of the persons receiving food were from DC. Our financial donations will greatly help the program provide consistent services.
Look for future announcements from SAAC about other ways we can support this Mobile Food Market – e.g., volunteering to transport food to senior buildings (the bigger the vehicle, the better), volunteering onsite to help with food distribution (outside at Faith UCC), and donating non-perishable food items.
Here is their website: https://faithuniteddc.com/our-ministries/ Please give generously on September 13.