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Williamston church collects over 300 pounds of food for the hungry

Williamston United Methodist Church
Williamston United Methodist Church
Williamston Interact Club Blessing Box
Posted at 9:47 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 07:11:59-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Monday January 18th the Williamston United Methodist Church participated in a National Day of Service Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Williamston United Methodist Church

Service events around the country are being planned to address COVID-19 challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, such as poverty, hunger, racial injustice, homelessness, mental health, and educational disparities. The Williamston United Methodist Church partnered with the Williamston Food Bank to focus on hunger and collect food for the hungry.

Williamston United Methodist Church

After 6 hours of food collection the Williamston United Methodist Church collected over 300lbs for the Church Food program and 680lbs for the Williamston Food Bank.

"This has been a year of struggle in our nation and in our community. So much suffering is beyond our control. But our ability to act as a community and to support one another as neighbors gives us a chance to be who we want to be and to show our potential. The sheer amount of food gathered by so many partners in just two days brings a ray of sunshine into our lives and reminds us all of who we can be and what we can do when we act together."
Pastor Linda Stephan, Williamston United Methodist Church

On top of the work of collecting food for the Williamston Food Bank, the church also renewed it's support of the Williamston Interact Club Blessing Box that was built and installed earlier this past fall.

Williamston Interact Club Blessing Box

Juliana Lewis, Vice President of the Williamston Interact Club shared that the Blessing Box is important for the Williamston community because:

"With all of the hardships that families have had to face during this pandemic, this blessing box will help alleviate and bring a sense of comfort to those in need and benefit the community greatly."
Juliana Lewis, Vice President, Williamston Interact Club

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