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Second Harvest Food Giveaway Food for Families

Dear Ones:

Our church is part of an ongoing program where we normally distribute fresh food for families on the first Thursday of each month, in partnership with our local Second Harvest Food Bank.  (AR & Fred Pointer oversee this program for us!)  

However, back on April 2, the 35 families waiting in our back parking lot that day got nothing, because the food bank ran out of food!  To remedy this, Second Harvest has agreed to provide us with 70 bags of fresh produce TODAY April 23 at our church, for pickup by families at 4:30 pm.  Our Watsonville NETworX Coordinators led by Angelica Martinez are leading the effort, and safe distancing protocols will be in place.  We’re asking folks to please patiently wait in line in the back parking lot inside your vehicle, and groceries will be put in your trunk until we run out. 

Please let anyone know who is experiencing food shortage or financial difficulties about this.  If they’re unable to make it, the Food Bank will also be giving out food at the fairgrounds tomorrow (Friday, April 24) beginning at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville.  

Thank you for your consideration and help, and please keep us and our community in your prayers!   

Blessings,

Pastora Robin

 

 

Pajaro Valley Crop Hunger Walk 2019 // La Caminata CROP Contra El Hambre Del Valle Del Pajaro 2019

Pajaro Valley CROP Hunger Walk 2017

Walk. Give. Change the World.
Together, we can help end hunger in our community and around the world! CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

October 7th
Registration starts at 8:30 am
Walk Starts at 9:00 am

Rides are offered meeting in the parking lot at 8:00 am.

SOUPER Bowl of Caring // SOUPER Bowl de Cuidado

“Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.”

IMG_3666 (Medium)SOUPER Bowl of Caring // SOUPER Bowl de cuidado

Want to make a play in the fight against hunger? Join us as we join the S-O-U-P-E-R Bowl of Caring, collecting food and donations in worship on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. All proceeds will be given to our own local Second Harvest Food Bank. Since it started 26 years ago, SOUPER Bowl of caring has raised more than $100 million for local charities all across the county. Help us share God’s love with those in need!

IMG_0340 (Medium)www.souperbowl.org

 

Pajaro Valley CROP Hunger Walk // La Caminata CROP contra el Hambre del Valle del Pájaro

CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide – and here in the U.S. – to have food for today, while Pajaro Valley CROP Hunger Walk 2010 027building for a better tomorrow. Our local efforts are making a huge difference… and you are part of it! The CROP Hunger Walk has long recognized that no single organization can meet all the critical needs that arise from hunger and poverty. That’s why we partner with others to raise funds for our local Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County, as well as Church World Service internationally.

Our next CROP Hunger Walk is Saturday, October 17, 2015. Registration at 8:30 am; walk at 9:00 am.

Start of the walk location: Second Harvest Food Bank, 800 Ohlone Parkway,Watsonville, CA 95076. The walk is 5.6K (3.5 miles) along Ohlone Parkway, Main Street, Rodriguez Street, and Beach Road.

Need food? We can help.

Call the Community Food Hotline for information and referrals to support people who need food: 831-662-0991, 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

// La Caminata CROP contra el Hambre del Valle del Pájaro //

La caminatas de CROP ayudan a los niños y familias en todo el mundo – y aquí en los EE.UU. – para tener comida CROP Hunger Walk Logopara hoy, mientras construimos una mañana mejor. Nuestros esfuerzos locales están haciendo una gran diferencia … ¡y Usted es parte de ella! La caminata de CROP ha reconocido desde hace tiempo que ninguna organización puede satisfacer todas las necesidades críticas que surgen del hambre y la pobreza. Es por eso que nos asociamos con otros para recaudar fondos para nuestro Banco de Alimentos local de Second Harvest del Condado de Santa Cruz, así como también para el Servicio Mundial de Iglesias a nivel internacional.

Nuestra próxima caminata de CROP está programada para el sábado, 17 de octubre 2015. Inscríbase a las 8:30 am; camina a las 9:00 am. Se inicia la caminata en: Second Harvest Food Bank, 800 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville, CA 95076. La caminata es de 5,6 K (3,5 millas) a lo largo de Ohlone Parkway, Main Street, la calle Rodríguez, y la Calle Beach.

¿Necesita comida? Podemos ayudar.

Llame a la Línea de Emergencia para Alimentos para información y referencias para apoyar a las personas que necesitan alimentos: (831) 662-0991 de 8:00 am a 4:00 pm de lunes a viernes.

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SOUPER Bowl of Caring // Souper Bowl de Cuidado

“Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.”   

SOUPER Bowl of Caring

Want to make a play in the fight against hunger?  Join us as we join the S-O-U-P-E-R Bowl of Caring, collecting food and donations in worship on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.  All proceeds will be given to our own local Second Harvest Food Bank.  Since it started 25 years ago, SOUPER Bowl of caring has raised more than $100 million for local charities all across the county.  Help us share God’s love with those in need!

www.souperbowl.org 

Pajaro Valley CROP Hunger Walk // La Caminata CROP Contra el Hambre del Valle de Pajaro

CROP Hunger Walk Logo

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Walk 5.6K (3.5 miles) rain or shine

Registration @ 9:00 am, Walk starts @ 9:30 am

Second Harvest Food Bank, 800 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville

 CROP Hunger Walk Stop Hunger graphic

Sábado, 18 de Octubre 2014

Caminata de 5.6K (3.5 millas) lluvia o sol

Inscripción a las 9:00 am
Comienza la Caminata a las 9:30 am

 Pajaro Valley CROP Hunger Walk MAP Wats.

DIRECTIONS TO THE WALK:

From Highway 1 (Monterey and Santa Cruz)
Take Riverside Drive/Highway 129 Exit West
Turn right on Lee Road
Turn Right on Beach Road
Turn left on Ohlone Parkway

DIRECCIONES A LA CAMINATA:

De la Carretera 1 (Monterey y Santa Cruz)
Tome Riverside Drive/Highway 129 Salida Oeste
Vuelta a la derecha por Calle Lee
Vuelta a la derecha por Calle Beach
Vuelta a la izquierda Ohlone Parkway

AR and Fred Pointer: 2014 Hunger Fighters of the Year!

“… for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me….” Matthew 25:35

AR and Fred Pointer, longtime leaders of Watsonville First United Methodist Church, have been chosen by Second Harvest Food Bank as 2014 Hunger Fighters of the year. Congratulations! AR and Fred have been passionate about fighting hunger for as long as I have known them. They spearhead the efforts of our church to support hungry people in every way we can.

Second Harvest Food Bank Annual Awards DINNER Announcement for (Small)As members of the Advisory Committee of the South County Winter Shelter Program, AR and Fred have been active participants in the weekly winter meal program provided by the City of Watsonville through the Salvation Army. They set up and maintain our yearly schedule, obtain food, organize the food storage area, pantry and kitchen, and coordinate volunteer teams of cooks and helpers from our church, as well as from other organizations in our community, to cook and serve meals every Saturday night. Wow!

AR & Fred have also volunteered directly at Second Harvest for years. They have been instrumental in getting the Food For Children program into our neighborhood, where we provide Second Harvest food and fresh produce in our back parking lot on the first Thursday of the month for up to 80 families. They meet with the families, obtain necessary paperwork and identification, and then help individuals carry the food to their cars.

AR and Fred Pointer have dedicated themselves to helping those in need, especially the hungry and the homeless. Working with Second Harvest Food Bank, they inspire our church and community to become the hunger fighters God calls us to be.

Truly, AR & Fred Pointer have been instrumental in making our mission to serve others a reality! What a blessing. I hope you’ll consider attending their awards dinner in Santa Cruz on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Call the church office for more details, or online.

 

 

 

SOUPER Bowl of Caring // SOUPER Bowl de Cuidado

Tackle Hunger on Sunday, February 2nd

Following Jesus is never a sport for sissies. It fact it can be pretty hard sometimes! To me, following Jesus means doing something more than just sitting for an hour in church on Sunday morning. Jesus calls us to live out our faith in concrete ways with people we haven’t even met yet.

Of course, that’s precisely why we enjoy changing a football game into the Souper Bowl—spell it with me now—S-O-U-P-E-R Bowl of caring, Souper Bowl de Cuidado.

We support the kids (and others!) holding up soup pots for donations after worship, because it gives us an opportunity to give and give generously. We know how important Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County is to Watsonville, and we want to show how much we care right here and right now.

Why do we do it? We want to do what Jesus said to do!  Join us in celebrating the SOUPER Bowl of Caring on Sunday, February 2nd!

P.S. Donations gratefully received year round!!  Designate your check SOUPER BOWL or bring your donated food items and help us fill our food barrels for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Gabby tackles hunger

Gabby tackles hunger