Grace Lutheran Church has been a consistent supporter of The Community Food Pantry (CFP) http://www.cfpstmarysmoheganlake.com/ in Mohegan Lake for more than 25 years. Grace members
- have served several terms on the CFP Board of Directors
- have been recognized for their Volunteer service
- pick up pantry donations weekly from local businesses such as Walmart
- support special Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food and gift distributions
- make weekly deliveries of food donations collected at Grace.
In addition, BSA Troop 174 provides volunteer parking and traffic direction assistance during the Pantry’s three special holiday food distributions.
For the past two years on God's Work Our Hands Sunday in September, Grace has packaged nutritious macaroni and cheese meals and delivered them to our local food pantries in Yorktown, Mohegan Lake, Putnam Valley, Peekskill, Mahopac and Somers. In Sept 2016, we packaged 10,000 meals in one day! https://www.facebook.com/EndHungerNE/?fref=ts
Grace hosts blood drives through Hudson Valley Blood Services (a division of NY Blood Center) at least twice a year, on Ash Wednesday (March 1, 2017) as well as during the summer (when blood supplies typically decrease). http://nybloodcenter.org/donate-blood/where-to-donate-today/
Grace members participate in "Midnight Runs" in many ways. We assemble healthy bag lunches, pack toiletry kits, donate casual men's clothing, fund the purchase of blankets, socks and underwear, and travel to Manhattan to distribute these items to our homeless brothers. Our next Run is scheduled for Good Friday 2017.