The Church Office receives calls nearly everyday for food referrals from the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, whose First Call program has been the number one source for referral to community services for residents of the Virginia Peninsula for the past 20 years.
During the Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays, the Mission Committee helps around one dozen families with their holiday meal and other groceries, and the committee, with the help of church members, supports an Angel Tree at Christmas.
Hidenwood’s Food Closet is entirely dependant on donations from the congregation. Our Preschool children bring peanut butter and jelly as an offering during their chapel time twice monthly.
Through monetary donations to the Food Closet, the Mission Committee is able to purchase perishable items for the holiday meals and purchase staple items when our food inventory is running low.
Please help keep our Food Closet stocked:
- Canned meats: tuna, chicken, chili, ham, ravioli, etc.
- Instant mashed potatoes
- Spaghetti sauce
- Canned fruit, apple sauce
- Canned vegetables: peas, corn, green beans
- Soups—all kinds
- Macaroni and cheese
- Cake mix and frosting
- Toilet tissue
- Paper towels
- Personal items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes
Thanksgiving and Christmas items:
- Stuffing mix,
- Cranberry sauce,
- Pumpkin pie filling,
Donations can be brought to the church office during the week, or you may place your donations in the wicker baskets in the narthex on Sunday mornings. Many thanks for your donations!