Take what you need, give what you can. Above All: Be Blessed
No community is untouched by hunger. Newville is no different. To serve this need, Zion Lutheran Church recently opened The Take-Leave Food Pantry.
We need to be aware of the people in the Big Spring area that are struggling with food and housing. People need to be aware of how much need there is here in our community…there’s an awful lot of people hurting and struggling.
This is just another way to reach out to people who don’t have very much or need help along the way.
Food insecurity in the United States refers to the “lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate food,” according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Federal nutrition programs don’t reach everyone in need, and that is where food banks and even The Take-Leave Food Pantry help fill the gap. This is not a Zion Lutheran Church pantry, it’s a Newville pantry.
The pantry is stocked by everyone and utilized by everyone. Anyone can take from it. The thing about the pantry is that when you see someone standing there, you don’t know if they’re stocking or taking. There doesn’t need to be any shame or embarrassment.
Written on the pantry is, “Take what you need…Give what you can. Above all be blessed.” The intent is to not make it a “Sunday morning-only church,” but a church that does something for their neighbors throughout the week.
We hear on Sunday morning that our expectation is that we love our neighbors and take care of them. This isn’t just saying a prayer for them, this is doing something for them.
The Take-Leave Food Pantry is located at the rear entrance along West Street and Cove Avenue. of Zion Lutheran Church located at 51 West Main Street in Newville. To all community members: If you wish to leave goods, great! and if you need to pick up food, please enjoy!