Lead Article - East Guilford United Patty Wolff, Pastor
The United Presbyterian Church of East Guilford has set up a Blessing Box on their church property north of Sidney, at the corner of Route 7 and County Road 35.
The Blessing Box, or Pop-Up Food Pantry, is a white cabinet attached to the church's light post. If contains food and supplies that can be accessed by anyone in need. It is hoped the Box will supplement food stamps and a food bank during times when individuals or families need a few groceries "just to get by".
The East Guilford Blessing Box was inspired by an NPR article from January 11, 2017, "A New Type Of Food Pantry Is Sprouting In Yards Across America". These boxes have "popped up" in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, California, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and many other places. The name Blessing Box originated with the CrystalRock Cathedral in Ardmore, OK. Their box started in June, 2016. CrystalRock Women's Ministries help other churches and organizations start their own Blessing Box mission. Their slogan, "Take what you need, Bring what you can, Above all be Blessed" is posted on the East Guilford Blessing Box.
Members of the community are encouraged to use the Box as needed. Instructions on the box also explain how the community can help the church replenish its contents. Be Blessed!
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