Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Day Without Hunger

The Lawton District United Methodist churches
had a district-wide food drive. Postcards were sent
to residents of the Lawton District telling them
about the food drive, inviting them to participate
by donating food and then coming to a celebration
at First UMC in Lawton on Sunday afternoon.

The postcards were sent from Nashville by the
National Conference who also provided us with
T-shirts and red bags for collecting food. They also
sent banner to hang outside of collection sites (ours is shown flying in front of the Fellowship Hall door). The National Conference also produced and
aired radio spots about the area food drive.

The food drive was first advertised locally in the
church's Grace Notes newsletter and in the
Indiahoma School Newsletter. On Halloween night,
several members took their children trick-or-
treating and gave flyers in exchange for candy. Other people handed out flyers to parents who came to the door with their children.

Today, November 6th, was collection day. Members came in shifts to accept donations in Fellowship Hall. 284 items of food were donated, 43 items had to be removed because they had passed their expiration date leaving 241 food items to donate to the Indiahoma School FFA. FFA will add our food to their food drive and deliver it all to the Lawton Food Bank.

I love the verbage on the postcard:

A Life that Matters
a day without hunger
Open hearts, Open minds, Open doors.
The people of The United Methodist Church®

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