Abiding Presence continually collects items for the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry in Northport. This food pantry helps hundreds of families on Long Island all year long.
Our collection baskets are located in the vestibule of the main entrance of our church. The food pantry gratefully accepts food items (juice boxes, one dish meals, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, snacks and cereal) and is always in need of items for personal care, as well as toilet paper and tissues. All items are welcome! We thank all of you who contribute.
An important part of this ministry is our GARDEN OF HOPE: Do you love gardening? Perhaps you are looking for a way to help those in need? The Garden of Hope is a great way to fulfill both. The APLC Garden of Hope has always provided fresh vegetables to the Ecumenical Food Pantry – which serves about 150 families per week. Each year our garden is in need of a few gardeners who want to keep the ministry alive. Please speak with Gregory Johnson if you are interested in helping with this ministry.
Thank you to our volunteers or delivering to the food pantry each month. If you would like to participate in this valuable ministry, please contact Karen Wallin at kwalliny@gmail. Please provide your phone number and month(s) you would like to deliver food.
Thank you for your continued support of the ELC Food Pantry! It is making a wonderful difference in the lives of so many.