ECUMENICAL HUNGER PROGRAM
Our November Special Offering goes to the Ecumenical Hunger Program located in East Palo Alto. The EHP, a private, non‐profit, community‐based organization, has been in existence since 1975. It provides emergency food, clothing, case management, and household essentials to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. Staff and volunteers work in partnership with families to provide immediate and long‐term assistance essential for survival and success, providing referrals to resources available to low‐income families and individuals in our community. Their programs include women’s support groups, nutrition and health classes, holiday programs, youth programs and a computer access program. All programs and services are available free of charge and open to those in need. EHP is supported entirely by contributions from the community. Our church has been involved with this very worthwhile program for many years by contributing food, clothing and other household items. Church members volunteer their time, and we give monetary support through this annual offering. This year’s offering goal is $600.00.
To read more, please visit the Ecumenical Hunger Program’s website www.ehpcares.org, or pick up a flyer in the narthex or church entry with this year’s Holiday Wish Lists.
It’s hard to believe that November is here already. November at FBCPA means the gathering of food, money, and turkeys. Lots of turkeys and chickens also. Thanksgiving for the people of East Palo Alto is hard for families to cope with, putting a turkey dinner on the table.
Ecumenical Hunger Program gathers and distributes the food we donate, and delivers them to needy families to help with their turkey feast. We can collect money and canned goods all month. A basket will be in the Narthex, or put EHP on the memo line of your checks placed in the collection plate. The turkeys, chickens and perishables can be brought to church on the day of our FBCPA Gratitude Dinner, Friday, November 21, or the last chance will be on Sunday, November 24th. Everything will be taken to the EHP on Monday, November 24th.”