For many years, AHUMC Youth have participated in an event called Trick-or-Treat for a Cause—a time of going door-to-door in October to collect canned goods for those in our community who are hungry. Over the last few years and in response to COVID, this event has changed its name to Harvest for Hope and refocused its efforts in mobilizing our own AHUMC community to help overcome hunger.
Throughout the month of October, AHUMC Youth are encouraging everyone to grab a grocery bag and fill it with canned goods. These canned goods will then be sorted and added to the Hope Center’s shelves for sharing with those in need.
Starting Sunday, October 3, grocery bags with a grocery list attached will be made available to anyone who’d like to join the effort to feed our community’s hungry. Fill the grocery bags with the necessary food items and return it to the atrium on any Sunday during October. And then…grab another bag to fill!
This effort to care for our neighbors needs everyone’s help. Take extra bags and share them with friends and family. Let’s see if we can gather 3000 cans of food!
Over the summer, many youth from our church served at the San Antonio Food Bank…sorting food for distribution. In just two hours of sorting canned goods, our young people made possible more than 8000 meals for those who needed them. At AHUMC, we have our very own Hope Center that is equipped to love people in the same way…all we have to do is choose to fill a grocery bag. Will you join us?