Thanks to the generosity of the congregation the youth exceeded their goal of collecting 400 rolls of toilet paper for the Food Shelf. To all those who helped us “toilet paper the church” this Halloween we say thanks for getting into the “spirit!”

As we all know, grocery prices have increased steadily. Because of that we’ve seen an increase in the number of people needing to use our Food Shelf to supplement their food budget. Many of the people we see on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Outreach hours live on less than $700 a month and spend upwards of 75% of that on rent, leaving little for groceries and other expenses such as utilities and transportation. Toilet paper is a much needed item, and one that you might not think to donate. Thanks for your response to our special appeal we have collected 494 rolls to date!