Mission 1

St Paul took part in the United Church of Christ’s Mission 1 program. Mission 1 was about changing lives of individuals and families throughout our nation and around the world through direct food aid. As a part of this project, St Paul set a goal of collecting 1,111 canned goods and healthy food items to be donated to our local food pantry. By the end of the 11 day campaign we had collected 1516 items and donated $5000 to the food pantry’s backpack program. Since then we have raised that goal and topped it every year. In addition, letters were sent to our congressional leaders regarding poverty issues. Additional funds have also been collected for Neighbors in Need, a missions branch of the United Church of Christ.