Food Drive for Emmaus House

IMAG3029Emmaus House has contacted our church requesting us to host a food drive for their Food Bank from August 25-September 9.

Requested Items: Peanut butter, tuna, canned chicken, shelf-stable milk, cereal, oatmeal (instant no sugar added), pasta and pasta sauce.

Donation Box is located outside the front of the Merrimacport United Methodist Church at 39 High Street (on corner of River Road). Emmaus House will collect items regularly from the box.

Background – Food supplies typically run low this time of year, and the ongoing issues at Market Basket are making it even harder for the individuals and families they serve to have access to food. By hosting this food drive, we can help restock the shelves at the food bank and help feed the formerly homeless population living in permanent housing and the families staying at their emergency shelter apartments in Haverhill. Their next distribution dates are August 25 and September 10.  FMI on Emmaus House please click on the link.

This Food Drive is in addition to our church’s monthly collection of healthy kids snacks on the fourth  Sunday of each month. THANK YOU for your generosity.