Service Squad 2019 – Wednesday

by Allison Kunz

Categories: Mission, Youth Ministry

Today we shared God’s love by giving; giving donations of food to the Food Bank and giving our time to our host organizations. We talked about food insecurity and how it makes God happy when we take action to ensure that everyone has the food they need to sustain themselves and read the verse, “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…” (Matthew 25:35).

The Green Squad led a second day of their “Under the Sea” camp at CCIH. Today, they led an art project where kids drew self-portraits and then played drip drip drop, a water version of duck duck goose. The campers are making lots of friends and relationships are growing!

The Red & Blue Squads visited the Food Bank, which provides food for 178,000 people each month here in Contra Costa & Solano Counties – that’s more people than fit in the Cal Berkeley stadium! Even in one of the most well-off areas of the country, 1 in 8 people relies on the Food Bank to supplement their food supply. Our students checked quality and portion bagged onions and potatoes for distribution later this week. We were able to prepare 3,000 pounds or 1.5 tons of produce for distribution in just one hour!