Thanks to our Evangelism Committee for continuing to put together Manna Bags and make them available to the congregation for $5. This bag contains food that can feed an adult for an entire day, along with a Christian message, in a cloth, reusable bag. We encourage you to keep a Manna Bag or two in your car, to give to people that you see in need from time to time. Please DO NOT give out Manna Bags here at the church – we do not want to encourage people to come to our church looking for food handouts.
There are other food ministries in our community that are equipped to help people with their needs, including food, medical referrals, job training, and more. Here are a few of these resources:
- Davis Street Family Resource Center
- Alameda County Community Food Bank
- April Showers
- All Saints Episcopal Church Food Pantry
Also, please DO NOT give people money who come to the church on Sunday mornings and ask for a hand out. Again, this is not helpful and only en- courages further such requests. Often money given goes to sup- port an alcohol or drug addiction, so your “help” turns out to be counter-productive. Instead, find them a brochure about available community resources (which is available in the church narthex by the usher station). Thank you.