“I wake up the third Friday of the month excited for the day because I know that I’m going to the church to volunteer with the mobile food pantry,” Jim explained to me. Retirement has given Jim the flexibility to do more service in the community. An active member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Jim’s heart for serving the community stems out of his lifelong faith in God who loves unconditionally. Love is action. Jim’s response to God’s love is to do all he can to let others know God’s love for them as well.
The CT Mobile Food Pantry comes to our church parking lot every month due to the generosity of an anonymous donor in town. St. Andrew’s provides the space for receiving and distributing the food. Each month a few church members offer hospitality to the volunteers and consumers. Ridgefield department of Social Services organizes the entire effort with volunteers from church/synagogue, service club, scouts, or through their own relationship with Social Services. We are grateful for this collaboration to help meet the needs of our neighbors.