The Food shelf functions using a client-based model and has recently been remodeled and has added new freezers and refrigeration thanks to the generosity of members, a Thrivent Financial for Lutherans gift, an Open Your Hearts to the Hungry grant, and the work of dedicated volunteers.
Over the course of a year our members and many community merchants donate food to our food shelf. Every Saturday, our volunteers distribute this food to individuals who come to the church. Our Food Shelf has experienced growth to meet growing need. Each year, the Social Justice Steering Committee challenges us to provide financial and food support for the Food Shelf.
Thank you, all!
*In recent years the Food Shelf has been the recipient of incredible funds raised by a Fall event and matching grants from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. This giving has strengthened and further equipped the ministry of the food shelf.
Our Emergency Food Shelf is open on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until noon. People who live within our specific zone are able to come once a month to receive a bag of groceries. Our geographical zone is as follows: South of Lake Street, North of 50th Street, East of I-35W and West of Cedar Avenue.
Food Shelf video (made in conjunction with PCTV, submitted to the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly demonstrating how God’s calls to action and justice is being made known in our communities):
What's New at Calvary
As the Church Council looks at the congregation's call and commitment to be a vibrant, nurturing, and faithful community, they are asking church members to pledge their financial support for the Fiscal Year January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017 General Operating Fund.
Click HERE for a Pledge Card to print and return to the church office
Click HERE for an Authorization form to sign up for electronic giving to print and return to the church office
Members may also email the church office, email@example.com, and instruct the Administrator to enter their desired pledge. This information is confidential.
The Calvary Emergency Food Shelf is available for area residents each Saturday from 9:00 - noon. There are eligibility requirements. Click on the "Food Shelf" link in the "Outreach" tab above, or call the church office at 612-827-2504 for more information.