Orange Bag Food Drive
All year long we gather food to support the local pantry at the Amherst Survival Center. Local food drives help raise awareness and provide the pantry with extra variety to supplement their supply from the food bank. At Immanuel we provide bright orange reusable shopping bags to remind you when you’re at the grocery store to pick up non-perishable food items and toiletries. Once a month we bring the bags forward as part of our offering procession in worship. The reusable bags hold our offerings, which, like the bread and wine of the Eucharist and the monetary offerings that are also carried forward, are shared with the community and those in need. The bags have become a reminder not only of our call to serve our hungry neighbors but to care for the earth by reusing bags rather than getting disposable ones.