Food For Hungry People

 

FOOD FOR HUNGRY PEOPLE PROGRAM

 

ffhpGreat Lent is here, and that means many things in the Church, and the one I want to tell you about now is the Food For Hungry People (FFHP) program.

This year we celebrate 46 years of raising funds for our Food for Hungry People and Charitable Outreach Program. Through your generosity, over $6.1 million has been distributed to the hungry poor in the United States and around the World. Every year, we are able to help more unfortunate men, women, and children. In 2019 over $200,000 was collected.  This year the Archdiocese goal is $225,000 and with your help, we can do our part from St Nicholas to meet that goal.  After all, in 2019, our parish goal was $4,500 and we not only met that goal, we exceeded it dramatically and collected over $5,500! This is all due to your generosity and belief in this wonderful cause.

Throughout Lent, you will be hearing about the FFHP.  There was a FFHP calendar inserted in last week’s bulletin. Use it to daily challenge yourself to remember those in need. Also, support the efforts of our Church School children who will be talking about and fundraising for the FFHP program.  There are boxes in the Narthex for you to take home. If you are a business owner, we have canisters to place in your business. As a reminder, all checks should be made out to St Nicholas Church with “FFHP” on the memo line.

We are a generous Parish, so we are asking you to help those less fortunate and give all you can to this worthy cause. Thank you.

“Blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy (Mt 5:7). The merciful is he who gives to others what he himself received from God.  Whether it is money, food, strength, a helpful word, a prayer, or anything else that he has through which he can express his compassion for those in need.  At the same time he considers himself a debtor, since he has received more than he is asked to give by Christ’s grace, both in the present and in the world to come, before the whole of creation he is called merciful, just as God is called merciful”. St. Peter of Damascus

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE FOOD FOR HUNGRY PEOPLE PROGRAM PLEASE CLICK [SUPPORT].