Cents-Ability Offering At Work in 2011
Roane County Cooperative Ministries' Garden Program ($1,000 grant)
Morgan Scott Project's Good Earth Garden Project ($1,000 grant)
Claiborne Hunger Ministries ($500 grant)
Fountain City Ministry Center ($500 grant)
Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County ($500 grant)
Sunset Gap's Food Pantry ($500)
Chattanooga Food Bank's Sack Pack Program for children ($500 grant)
Chattanooga Community Kitchen ($500 grant)
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Church World Service ($155 grant each)
FISH Hospitality Pantries ($500 grant)
Good Shepherd Center, Madisonville ($500 grant)
Food/Life Services of Campbell County ($500 grant)
Scott County Homeless Shelter's Food Pantry ($500 grant)
Ensure Fund (through First Presbyterian, Huntsville) for Scott County cancer patients ($500 grant)
Roane County Cooperative Ministries' Garden Program for spring 2012 ($1,000 grant)
And Jesus said, "You give them something to eat." Mark 6:37
Look What We've Done Together!
(indulge me for a moment as I say goodbye)
|Deborah Phillips |
As many of you are already aware, the Hunger Action Enabler position in the Presbytery of East Tennessee has been eliminated, and I wanted to let everyone know that my last day will be on December 30th. It has been a wonderful experience to serve with you over the last five years, and I appreciate very much the faithfulness of so many to hunger-related ministries.
Together we have donated 15,000 pounds of beans and rice to food pantries and given 66 Cents-Ability grants for direct food relief and helping low-income families grow their own food. We've filled Red Buckets for missions during budget shortfalls, started using fairly-traded coffees and other products, and found ourselves breaking ground (literally) for vegetable gardens, as well as breaking bread together in your fellowship halls.
The Rice & Beans initiative is officially over when I leave, but the Serve Team will oversee the Cents-Ability offering going forward.
Thank you for all that we have done together to help alleviate hunger in our region and around the world. It has been a pleasure to serve with you in His name.
Peace and many blessings to you,