St. Paul UMC, in its first year of competing, has taken 3rd place in the Crossroads Urban Center’s annual Golden Celery Award. The Award is given each year to the local church who contributes the most food to the Crossroads Food Bank. The winner is determined by the weight of food per average congregation attendance in July. See the article at http://www.crossroadsurbancenter.org/news . This year we donated 640 pounds of food.
Compare this year’s donation to that from 2006:
“First, an entire truckload of stuff for the thrift store plus 79 pounds of food. Most of the food items you contributed were put onto empty shelves so they really make a difference. Your generous offering of $110 was also received. You will be pleased to hear that an anonymous donor has matched your offering so your monetary gift ended up being $220.”