Through our Deacons, Madeira-Silverwood participates in North East Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS), a cooperative group of concerned community churches and civic organizations whose mission is to do God’s work of caring for our neighbors by providing basic emergency assistance.
Last month, the number of people served by the NEEDS food pantry increased by almost 20%! There were also many requests for emergency financial assistance.
Here are the latest numbers: During the month of November, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 145 families – for a total of 469 people!
NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 13 families, distributing $5900.00 to cover rent and utilities.
You can help by donating some of these much-needed items. Please be assured that the NEEDS pantry will make good use of ANYTHING you are able to donate!
Bring your donations to the church office during the week or drop them in the NEEDS bins in the entry foyer when you come to church on Sunday.
Canned Food: corn, collard greens, carrots, pineapple, chili refried beans, tomato sauce, cream of mushroom and chicken soups, bean with bacon soup, clam chowder, and vegetable soup.
Other Nonperishable Food: boxed cereal (This is our GREATEST need right now!), oatmeal and instant flavored oatmeal packs, peanut butter, pasta, packaged pasta side dishes (Knorr, Pasta Roni, Lipton), dessert and snack items.
Home and Personal Care: shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, sanitary pads and tampons, toilet paper, paper towels, and laundry detergent.