Spotlight on Service
Wellesley Village Church member and Service Ministry deacon Karen Dale is a long time volunteer for the organization. Karen began by helping to stock food, sort donations and clean the storage rooms. When her work schedule conflicted with the food pantry’s staffing needs, Executive Director Joanne Barry connected Karen with Kelly Hagan, a 6th grade teacher at Wayland Middle School. Kelly organizes a regular potluck dinner for her students and asks them to contribute food items to donate. Karen then transports the collected items from the school to the food pantry. Says Karen, “I feel appreciated by the students and parents…I feel useful and know that I am contributing….I feel grateful that there are people like Kelly and Joanne who really do the work of serving other’s needs and help the rest of us to be a part of their missions.”
On Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day) the Service Ministry will facilitate a food drive for the benefit of A Place to Turn. Please plan to bring your “Mom’s favorite cereal” or “Mom’s favorite canned soup” to either the 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. worship service. Collection bins will be found at both main entrances and donations will be transported to the food pantry the next day. Thank you in advance!