In February, May, November, and December, our congregation collects supplies of food, personal items, and school supplies for the Emergency Relief Association of Bucks County (ERA). The items are distributed as part of their food pantry. The total weight of the donated items for the first three quarters of 2013 was 567 pounds. In 2012 the ERA provided 295,184 meals to help 20,882 people.
Coordinated by Mel White, donations for the ERA are always in need. Please consider donating non-perishable food products by dropping them off in the collection box at church.
Bucks County Housing
The Bucks County Housing Group (BCHG) began as a grassroots community effort in 1980 to serve low income individuals and families in crisis in Bucks County. They operate three shelters (Doylestown, Penndel, and Morrisville) to provide temporary housing and social services. There are food pantries in both Penndel and Doylestown shelters. They are open to the community and provide food to about 400 families a month. Coordinated by Gloria Nelson, God’s Love has given generously through our monthly collections.
Through the ministry last year, God’s Love Church delivered hats, mittens and scarves from the PreSchool Christmas collection, delivered 83 pounds of food collected by Girl Scout toop 23 and 320 pounds of food from our congregation. In addition, paper products, toiletry items, and new kitchen items were provided to BCHG.