Those who are less fortunate need our help
Due to the virus outbreak, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church has made the tough decision to close the doors to the Clothes Closet. For the past eight years, the Clothes Closet has provided a safe haven for the most vulnerable in our community to receive quality clothing each Wednesday afternoon. In addition, the church has been operating the Food Pantry to help feed families in need. Both of these services were offered at no cost.
These services are no longer available but the community need has not gone away and, if anything, has only increased due to the loss of jobs in the Eel River Valley. IF member, Ruth Stretch, has been purchasing and preparing boxes of food staples.
Here are the items contained in each food pantry box:
- Pinto beans
- Long grain rice
- Vegetable oil
- Masa a corn flour used to make tortillas
- Non sugar breakfast cereal including Cheerio’s, Raisin Brand and oatmeal
Note: 50 pound bags of long grain rice and pinto beans (found at Smart Food Service Warehouse at 101 and Indianola Cutoff between Eureka and Arcata) are also needed.
Barb and I went shopping at Winco yesterday for the above items. We could not find rice or masa. At Safeway, we were able to find small bags of rice. The total cost was $30.
Now you can help! When you go shopping, please consider picking up some of the items above, place them in a box and deliver to the Stretch’s front porch at 726 Washington Street. If you are unable to go shopping, but still want to help, you can make a donation by writing a check made payable to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. In the memo field, please write “food pantry.”
Mail your check to:
- Ruth Stretch
- PO Box 1163
- Ferndale, CA 95536
More postcards for Christy Smith
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Check out the “Take Action” page
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COVID-19 Town Hall hosted by Senator Mike McGuire
Senator Mike McGuire will be hosting a telephone COVID-19 town hall meeting this evening.
Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 6:30 pm
Directions to attend: Dial 844-767-5679, enter code 204015 and follow the prompts.
In addition to Senator McGuire, the meeting participants will include Humboldt, Trinity and Del Norte County public health officers; and a University of California physician focused on infectious diseases.
Stay safe and healthy everyone.
Together, We are Indivisible!