Dec 7, 2021
If you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the darkness around you will turn to the brightness of noon. —Isaiah 58:10
Did you know that in 2019—before the pandemic—there were more than 50,000 people living with food insecurity in Berks County's cities, towns, suburbs, and rural areas?
Since 2007, Saint Peter's has partnered with other churches to support the Wilson Area Food Pantry in its work to feed our neighbors in the western suburbs of Reading. We do that with monetary gifts, food donations, and the help of monthly volunteers.
The food pantry leverages monetary donations by purchasing food at low cost from Helping Harvest. Donations of food are used to create supplemental food baskets for large families.
How can you help? Your financial gifts are always welcome, and you can donate by placing a check or cash in the offering plate or dropping it off in the church office. Simply mark your donation for the Wilson Area Food Pantry.
We also accept donations of food on behalf of the food pantry. Canned meats and fruit, peanut butter, pasta, spaghetti sauce, and macaroni and cheese are especially welcome. Bring your gifts of non-perishable food to Saint Peter's welcome center from 9:00 to 11:00 Mondays through Thursdays or to worship service on Sunday mornings. We’ll deliver your gifts for you.
If you'd like to learn more about volunteering at the food pantry once a month, contact Marty Welsh, Elaine Wiley, or the church office.
Visit the food pantry’s website to learn more about it or to learn about eligibility requirements.
Thanks to generous donors and volunteers, many local families who experience food insecurity are helped every month.