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Ruby’s Pantry serves 400 families

September 10, 2010

Our first food distribution for Ruby’s Pantry Coppertop was a remarkable success. About 400 families received food through the program, and about 80 volunteers from First UMC and other churches and organizations helped make it all run smoothly.

The next distribution date will be Thursday, September 16. Volunteers will be needed again beginning at 3pm, with food distribution set for between 5 and 5:30. You are welcome to come to volunteer at any time.

You are also welcome to purchase a share of the food. For a $15 donation to cover costs of transportation and food storage, people will receive approximately two large boxes of food.

Many people have expressed deep appreciation to First UMC for its willingness to provide space for this ministry. Give yourselves a hand!

See story, photos, and quotes in the September issue of The Hillsider.

Do you have enough nuts for winter?

September 10, 2010
Yes, it’s time for nuts, coffee, chocolate
Stop by the youth fundraising table on Sundays in September for a traditional taste of fall:  nuts and candy from Terri Lynn and chocolate, coffee, tea and hot cocoa mix from Equal Exchange.  All Equal Exchange products are Fair Trade and most are organic. New products this year are Terri Lynn’s S’mores Mix and Sesame Cashews. From Equal Exchange we’re offering two whole bean coffees—dark Love Buzz and medium Breakfast Blend—as well as the new chocolate bars: Ecuadoran (65% cocoa) and Toffee Crunch with Sea Salt. Orders and payment are due by Monday, October 4. All proceeds go to the Youth Fund, which supports educational trips (like the one where they learned about Fair Trade issues), mission trips, and outreach projects.  Remaining items from partial cases will be sold at the Coppertop Country Fair on Nov. 6.
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