A thousand pounds of beans and rice were delivered to Helping Our People of Elsinore, one package at a time.
Shepherd of Life Lutheran Church in Lake Elsinore repacked the nearly one ton of bulk rice and beans into 1,000 individual packages for H.O.P.E. to hand out at its food pantry.
The volunteer effort was part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s 25th Anniversary.
“This was another great opportunity for our members to work with H.O.P.E. to help our community and the ongoing need for feeding the hungry and homeless,” said Kristine Anderson, SOLLC’s congregational president. “There was excitement in the air and a feeling of great accomplishment when the last bag was sealed.”
“SOLLC was one of the founding churches of H.O.P.E.,” said Ron Hewison, H.O.P.E.’s CEO. “Twenty plus years later they remain a faithful partner. Thank you so much to all who helped on this project! It will certainly help the most vulnerable in the community.”
According to Anderson, earlier in the year SOLLC presented H.O.P.E. with a check in the amount of $20,170.
Located at 29885 2nd Street., Ste R, in Lake Elsinore, H.O.P.E. is a food pantry serving low-income families and seniors in the Elsinore Valley. Click here for more information.