At Holy Trinity, we care about our neighbors.
On Sundays, we bring in canned goods, paper towels, toiletries and other necessities, leaving them in the baskets in our narthex (church lobby). Then, on the last Sunday of the month, we bring our collection to the Family Network of Wyoming food pantry.
Volunteering at The Pantry
For the past three years, our congregation has volunteered at The Pantry at 4307 Kalamazoo Drive SE. They’re open to distribute fresh and packaged food on Thursday nights to qualified residents of southern Kent County. The Pantry also offers educational classes on how to effectively and safely prepare food, as well as to grow your own. More information is available on their website: thepantry.gr/
We volunteer on one, sometimes two, Thursday evenings each month. We gather at 5:30 p.m. and begin serving the neighbors at 6 p.m. The Pantry closes at 7:45 p.m. and we are usually finished by 8 p.m.
Our team may help with:
- Stocking shelves
- Unloading pallets
- Re-packaging bulk shipments of fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and personal care items
- Registering the neighbors
- Guiding and shopping with the neighbors
- Checkout / bagging up their groceries.
Easter offering to bring Jacob’s family to Grand Rapids
In 2019, we dedicated our Easter offering towards purchasing plane tickets to bring Jacob Chol’s family here from Nairobi. Read more about this special project!
Thanksgiving Basket Project
Every year, we gather the names of 25 nearby families who are struggling to make ends meet. Everyone takes a list of things we want to include in our “baskets,” and we ask the families if they prefer a ham or a turkey as their main course.
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we fill our sanctuary with cardboard boxes and with the holiday foods, staples, toiletries and other items. Then we create an assembly line to fill the boxes: 6 cans fruit. 2 jars of spaghetti sauce. 1 bag potatoes. 6 cans of soup. 1 bag rice. 1 bag of pinto beans. 6 rolls of toilet paper. 4 rolls of paper towels. It goes on until we have three boxes full for each family. Then we load the boxes in our cars, along with the turkey or ham and the huge pumpkin pies, and deliver them.
Want to volunteer with us at The Pantry, or join our Outreach Committee and come up with new ways to do Jesus’ work right here in Wyoming? Call us to learn when the next meeting is this month.