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Dimes for Hunger

Together through our Dimes for Hunger offering on Sunday, October 2, we gave $3,595 to feed hungry people, both locally and in Central America.  If you have been intending to support this ministry but have not gotten around to it, it’s not too late to do so. Please write a check to our church and note that it is for Dimes for Hunger.

Beginning on Sunday, September 4, Unity members and friends are invited and encouraged to participate in Dimes for Hunger, an opportunity to give money to help hungry people, locally and around the world. We invite each family member to contribute one dime per meal for each day over the course of 30 days. On October 2, our Dimes for Hunger offering will be collected. If everyone in Providence Presbytery gives .10 per meal, or .30 per day for one month, we would collectively raise $65,769.60 to feed our brothers and sisters in hope and nourishment.

Half of the offering will be used to help feed our hungry neighbors in Chester, Kershaw, Lancaster, Union and York Counties. The other half will help to feed our hungry neighbors in Guatemala, Honduras and Malawi. 100% of the offering is used to help feed our brothers and sisters who are hungry.

There are several concrete ways our dimes are used here in York County:

  • Through the Catawba Area Agency on Aging, Dimes for Hunger funds are used to purchase home-delivered meals for qualified persons over age 60 who cannot prepare meals for themselves, have no one in the home to prepare meals, or cannot get to a feeding site.
  • Dimes for Hunger funds are used to purchase food for food pantries operated by: Clover Area Assistance Center, Fort Mill Care Center, Project Hope in Rock Hill, and P.A.T.H in York.
  • Dimes for Hunger funds are used to purchase food for meals served in the following sites: Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen in Rock Hill, Plentiful Harvest Kitchen in Rock Hill, Adult Enrichment Centers in Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and York.
  • Dimes for Hunger funds are given to the Society of St. Andrew to help provide food through gleaning programs. Gleaning is collecting excess produce from farms. The SoSA needs volunteers to help with gleaning, usually on weekday and Saturday mornings. People of all ages can help—if you can bend over and lift a few pounds of produce, then you can help. If you would like to help, please contact Jean Siers 704.951.7672.

“...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