St. Andrew’s Youth Participating in Outreach
The month of November is a time for thanksgiving and anticipation for Christmas and the impending New Year. Every year there is a call for those who have to share their time, talents and treasure to serve the community around them. This year especially has been a difficult one for individuals and families all over the world, and St. Andrew’s is doing their part to help out those in the Kansas City area. Many of you know about Andie’s Pantry and the amazing good this program does during each event. You know about the collection of food, the organizing of food and the delivering of food to the families of Benjamin Banneker Elementary School. This month was just as well planned and executed, but a little differently to accommodate each family’s individual needs for the holidays as well as resection health restrictions.
One of the most notable changes was that each family was asked what they would like to receive for this delivery which arrived only a few days before thanksgiving. Some suggested options were Turkey, Ham, potatoes, veggies, pies; all of the Thanksgiving classics.
Once a family responded with their order, the order was then filled. St. Andrew’s parishioners interested in participating would take the requested list of items and go to the grocery store to gather the ingredients for a holiday feast! The groceries are gathered together and then delivered to each individual family!
During this months’ Andie’s Pantry event, a total of 9 youth ministries families participated! The experience has been one they all enjoyed and look forward to volunteering with in the future.
I loved talking to the recipient! It was helpful to know about the familyBanks Family
We’ll do this again next year, for sure. We would do it again for Christmas this year..Kirmer Family
It went extremely smoothly. Well planned and well carried out by the organizers. Will be doing this again!McGrath Family