I was hungry and you gave me food. Matthew 25:35
Westminster’s Hunger Ministry Team works to meet immediate needs and solve systemic problems caused by lack of affordable, nutritious food. The team coordinates hands-on work, advocacy, education, and fundraising support for partner organizations. The team also oversees the annual Westminster Hunger Offering.
Westminster members participate in a variety of hunger-related ministries, whether on a one-time basis or as part of an ongoing commitment, such as:
- Groveland Food Shelf – Westminster members and friends bring food contributions with them to church, deliver them to Groveland, assist in stocking the shelves, serve on the board and make monetary contributions
- Meals on Wheels – Westminster volunteers help deliver fresh, nutritious meals directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities in the downtown area. Volunteers can sign up for one Monday per month, or more often as their time permits.
- Friends Eating and Sharing Together (FEAST) – Westminster partners with three other downtown congregations to provide hospitality and hot meals on Sunday evenings for our neighbors in need. We welcome guests to Westminster on the fourth Sunday of each month; volunteers cook, set tables, serve meals, and clean up from 4-7 pm.
The Hunger Ministry Team welcomes new members at any time! The team meets four to six times per year on a flexible schedule. You’re invited to email the ministry team chair to learn more and to sign up for Faith in Action News to have upcoming event details delivered directly to your inbox.
The team invites your continuing prayers that the needs of those who hunger will be met, that our partner organizations will be sustained in their work, and that systemic changes will enable all people to have affordable, nutritious food.
Rev. Alanna Simone Tyler