Recently, Crossroads Christian Church in Caseyville, IL delivered over 30 “Make A Meal” bags to the Caseyville Food Bank. This has become a tradition over the past few years for the congregation. The bags contain ingredients for a meal - everything but the meat - in hopes that the recipients can use it to help prepare their holiday meal. Each bag consists of: a box of instant mashed potatoes, gravy (in cans or packets), stuffing mix, can of sweet potatoes, can of vegetables, cranberry sauce and a cake mix, or pie crust mix with a can of fruit pie filling. The clients of the Food Bank as have been very pleased with this extra “Make a Meal” the volunteers reported.
During Advent, the congregation is also using the Daily Meditations and collecting their loose change during the month in the offering boxes provided from the Society of St Andrew. The offering will be collected on January 1st.
Story and photo courtesy of Sandy Dixon.