Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The St John youth, with their youth leaders Jeremiah and Kathryn Aberlich, sacrificed a portion of their Christmas holiday break to assist those less fortunate. They donated their time and energies to help sort food and supplies at the Gleaners Food Bank. Gleaners was founded in April of 1977, and it is one of the oldest food banks in the U.S. Its mission is “to turn surplus food, which otherwise would go to waste, into millions of nutritious meals for hungry people in southeastern Michigan..” It distributes more than 30 million pounds of food annually, the equivalent of 476,000 meals per month. We at St John are blessed to have young people not only aware of the struggle many are going through but who are willing to roll up their sleeves, and do the work needed to meet the need. Missionaries indeed!