‘Can creations’ benefit food pantry in Western Pennsylvania

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Social Concerns
Camille Cody (left), a volunteer with Centenary Community Ministries Inc. in Macon, Ga., looks over paperwork while talking with a man about the U.S. government’s stimulus check program. Volunteers have to date helped more than 50 homeless and poor people fill out the complicated tax forms and applications required to receive a check. Photo courtesy of Centenary Community Ministries Facebook page.

Churches extend helping hands to homeless

United Methodists keeping in touch with homeless, vulnerable while staying safe during pandemic.
Mission and Ministry
Volunteer Elyssa Bollinger packages gleaned sweet potatoes for distribution to local residents and for delivery to shut-ins during a socially distanced Society of St. Andrew “potato drop” at First United Methodist Church in Mt. Olive, N.C., where Bollinger is a member. Most of the loose potatoes were placed into pick-up trucks bound for feeding agencies and church food pantries. Photo by Michael Binger, Society of St. Andrew.

Reclaiming more food to fill pandemic gaps

The Society of St. Andrew, which has always tackled food waste, is trying to help with increased demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Local Church
Mwinyi Taluhumbu, president of United Methodist Men in Eastern Congo, checks the corn in a field cultivated by the men’s group. The crop is providing cornmeal for pastors from United Methodist urban churches who are struggling amid the coronavirus confinement. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

African churches ease pandemic’s hunger blow

United Methodist congregations continue to support church members and communities struggling with hunger amid the COVID-19 crisis.