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We have too much food! 

Maybe you have seen the sign in our lobby or in a recent ebulletin about our CPC Food Bank being at capacity. 

This means you are generously donating food! Thank you for your ongoing heart to give, to help, and to meet needs. 

In a way, it's a good problem to have too much food. 

But in another way, there is another (bad) problem: there are people all around us in need that this food is waiting to help! 

With the ongoing rise of grocery costs, many families and seniors right here in the Comox Valley are experiencing food insecurity for the first time. 

There's a very good chance someone in your neighbourhood is experiencing this. Or perhaps someone at work, or someone you know through a recreational activity you participate in around town. 

Our CPC Food Bank exists to extend the love of Jesus by helping meet practical needs of people in our church and community. 

Here are a few things all of us could consider: 

  • Please feel free to let anyone know that if a bag of non-perishable groceries would help them, they can stop by our CPC Office during office hours and we'd be glad to send them home with food. 
  • If you are part of our church and are reading this and know you could use this help -once, or even once a month for a while- please come by! Please don't be embarrassed or let a funny kind of pride get in the way of some simple help that's available to you. 
  • Maybe you know someone in your neighbourhood/work/local mission-field who is experiencing food insecurity or is going through a difficult time. You can come by the church during office hours and collect a bag of groceries that you can drop off for them. A little while ago, I grabbed a bag of groceries from CPC for a couple I know in the community (not part of CPC or any church) who are facing a very difficult health battle in the home and dropped it off for them. You can do this too! 

Thank you for taking joy in generosity. Let's feed more people! 

Who can you think of that might need help?

"I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." Matthew 25.35

Pastor Mike