Religion briefs for Jan. 1, 2013
Church’s food pantry serves 120 in week before Christmas
The First Presbyterian Church’s Food Pantry, where groceries are distributed each Thursday, served 120 patrons on Dec. 20, the week before Christmas. Each recipient was groceries and a bag of Christmas cookies that the church’s youth group collated. Twenty volunteers helped with the food distribution. The FPC Food Pantry also received a $350 food voucher from Food Bank for New York City for the church’s response to the Hunger Safety Net Agency. The Food Bank sponsors this program. The proceeds will be used to continue the work of the Food Bank in serving New York’s neediest.
First Presbyterian Church reports that on Dec. 27, as this column went to press, the Food Pantry served 86 patrons, with 10 people volunteering.