Loaves & Fishes accepts donations throughout the year to help families in our community, but during the cold months their need is always greater.
Each month we are asking for you to shop at the store or in your cupboards for non-perishable food to help stock the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.
We have received the following information from DeeDee Clement, the Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes. Fremont County has a team of folks who conduct regular outreach to those who are sleeping outside. Every night in Fremont County there are at least 250 individuals who are sleeping outside or in places that are considered uninhabitable. At least 65 of them are children. We are collecting the items listed below. Items will be distributed by outreach teams. Items can be dropped off at Loaves and Fishes Ministries, 241 Justice Center Road. Coats, hats, gloves, hand warmers, heavy socks, thermoses, tents, tarps, sleeping bags, blankets, new pillows, $20 gas cards (for individuals sleeping in their cars). If you prefer, you can bring items to the church office between 9 am & noon, Monday-Friday, and Ava will deliver them to Loaves & Fishes.
The August theme will be “this and that”! They are in need of hygiene items, such as shampoo, conditioner (small size, but not travel size), deodorant, toothbrushes and washcloths.
Also, canned goods and ready to eat foods like tuna, canned stew and chicken chow mein. Thank you!
Drop off your non-perishable food donations in the bin in the Fellowship Hall to help keep the food pantry stocked. The Missions Committee will deliver it to Loaves & Fishes for you!
Mercy Today Ministries has an immediate need to help replenish their Food Pantry, here in Canon City. They’ve seen a significant increase in the number of people they serve and would greatly appreciate donations of the following items: Canned Vegetables, Ramen Noodles, Mac & Cheese, Canned Tuna, Saltine Crackers, Toasted Oats Cereal, Canned Pork & Beans, Peanut Butter, and Jelly. Please note that individually wrapped and smaller serving sizes are preferred over bulk items, for distribution to more people. Donations can be dropped off at First Christian Church (16th & Franklin).
Through Amicus International Student Exchange, students from all over the globe come to the United States and live with families who love Christ. During the school year, students also have the opportunity to participate in Young Life area activities. Students are exposed to the Gospel through host family relationships, churches the families attend, and Young Life clubs and camps. Amicus Host Families Needed—Our new website, ylamicus.org has more information.
All over the United States, we need volunteer families who are willing to open their homes and host an Amicus student for one year. If you want to use your gift of hospitality and be a missionary from your own home, this is for you! You can express God’s love through your lifestyle and plug the Amicus student into Young Life and a church in the local community. Students can go back to their home countries with their lives changed and impact their own countries for Christ. Your family will be blessed by the experience. Make an eternal difference in the life of an exchange student. Be a host family!
If interested , please contact Canon City Amicus reps Dyle Knifong at 719-269-0485 or Loren Kolman at 719-371-6040, or call the church office. We would like to provide you with complete information about the Amicus International Student Exchange program and would hope you will consider hosting a student next year.