foodBishop-elect Rob Wright has designated September 29 as a Day of Community Service in the Diocese of Atlanta in conjunction with the farewell to Bishop Neil Alexander and the ordination of the 10th Bishop of Atlanta. Volunteers have been invited to spend a day working for the Atlanta Community Food Bank with two activities planned in the Atlanta area. For more info, visit the Atlanta Diocese website HERE.

Chattahoochee Valley Convocation designates October 7 as Food In-Gathering Day to support the Diocese’s Community Service Day. In an effort to support the generous project and provide all of us with a way to share, our Convocation will support our local on-going ministries to “feed the hungry.”

We offer three options to participate:

–Bring food items to your parish for the Food Pantry you support: FOCUS in Hamilton, Wynnton Neighborhood Network at St. Thomas, Uptown Food Pantry to Trinity, LaGrange Interfaith Food Closet to St. Mark’s, West Point/ Chambers County Food Pantry to St. John’s, shelves at St Mary Magdalene’s, Lazarus Society to St. Matthew’s in the Pines and St. Stephen’s.  (St. Nicholas encourages guests to bring canned food to Lobsterfest on September 30.)

–Bring food items to CVEM (1120 Lockwood Avenue) to support a new food ministry in Talbot County, where there is no grocery store and a tremendous need for emergency food gifts, according to Judge Frank Jordan. Talbot County is now what we call a “food desert”. Historic Zion Church is our hub there. The food pantry, which CVEM started in the 80’s, no longer exists.

–Volunteer to join Infusion and Beallwood Area Neighborhood Development (BAND) in clearing the Beallwood Community Garden for fall planting. Contact Vicky Partin for the story and details.