Church Group Finds Fellowship through Volunteering

Church Group Finds Fellowship through Volunteering

April 2, 2019 in Harvest Time Newsletter Volunteer Spotlight

The Faith for Life Sunday School class from Campbell United Methodist Church began giving back to the community by volunteering at Ozarks Food Harvest five years ago.

On the third Tuesday of every month, the group gathers at The Food Bank to pack Weekend Backpacks or Senior Food boxes and catch up.

Lou Ann Cornelison, a member of the Faith for Life group and weekly volunteer at Ozarks Food Harvest, encouraged her group to start volunteering as a way to spend time together and help families facing hunger.

“I love our church group. So many of them are active and happy to help. And it makes me happy to improve the lives of people who need help.”

Most months, about 15 members from the group choose to spend their evenings at Ozarks Food Harvest. Since the session starts at 6 p.m., Cornelison enjoys bringing pizza to share with the group before it begins.

“I like to bring plenty of food and drinks for the group. It truly seems to help them, as well
as others working with us. I like to share it all when I can.”

Since 2014, the group has donated more than 1,000 hours of time to Ozarks Food Harvest. Faith for Life participants enjoy packing food and know that their hard work is making a difference.

Committed volunteers and groups make it possible for Ozarks Food Harvest to provide thousands of meals across the Ozarks each week. The Food Bank is extremely appreciative of Faith for Life’s continued dedication to fighting hunger in the community.

If your church group would like to volunteer at The Food Bank, reach out to Jolene