“Free Little Pantry Celebrates 1st Anniversary”
Dr. Carol Amann, a faculty member at Gannon University and President of the Honor Society of Nurses – Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and a member of the church, presented a new idea to the Covenant Mission Committee in 2017. It’s called the “Free Little Pantry,” and this Mission In Action project has reached its one year anniversary. Dr. Carol Amann is grateful to those who have supported this mission:
“I feel blessed that I am a part of two faith-based organizations, my church family at FPCC, and Gannon University. It has been one year that the “Free Little Pantry” has been up and running. Our nursing students provide donations as well as the faculty of the Villa Maria School of Nursing, and the Honor Society of Nursing, “Sigma” Eta Xi Chapter, but that was not enough to sustain this mission to assist in feeding our neighborhood… the need is great. We are so grateful for Covenant church members who have made individual contributions to the pantry, and also for the Covenant Deacons. They have consistently donated $100.00 a month toward this important mission. This money is prayerfully and conscientiously spent to purchase food items; which allows the pantry to be filled approximately three times a month. Without this generous ongoing donation, I know that we would struggle to meet the needs of many who depend on this avenue for food. The pantry is stocked twice a week, and while Gannon students are on summer break, I am prayerfully asking for parishioner’s assistance to keep this vital response to addressing the food insecurity in the downtown area alive. Together we can help many! If it is one thing I have witnessed, the church members of FPCC are giving and truly care for our downtown neighbors. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do to support this vital mission.”
If you would like to support this Mission In Action project, please contact Dr. Carol Amann at [email protected].