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Leftover Food Ministry

Last year at Annual Conference as Jean Sherman listened to Bishop Palmer speak, she felt moved to do something about a situation that had given her pause. As Elizabethtown UMC's lay member, she noticed that a lot of perfectly good food went to waste at the end of conference. So last year and again this year she arranged for leftover food to be collected and delivered to Victory Kitchen in Sandusky. But she didn't stop there. She went back up the following week and collected leftover food after East Ohio's conference! Many hungry persons in the Sandusky community were blessed by Jean's thoughtfulness. Jean decided to bring the idea home and has connected with a homeless shelter in Aurora, Indiana to supply leftover food to them. And through a partnership with the Cleves Kroger, she picks up surplus food and delivers it to families whose kids they tutor during the school year. She also brings fresh cut flowers, which they love. Jean is happy to answer any questions you might have so you might duplicate this ministry in your community. Contact her pastor,drtrapp [at] msn.com ( Rev. Dawn Trapp), for contact info.