Food Pantry Needs

Stop by one of the food pantries with your donations or bring non-perishables to worship any Sunday!

LISTEN’s FOOD PANTRY

  • LISTEN’s food pantry supplies qualifying households in our service area with 1-2 weeks of groceries each month. We also have a personal care room for toiletries.
  • LISTEN relies on food drives and donations to keep the pantry in stock. We get wholesale pricing to ensure cash donations are maximized.
  • In 2016, LISTEN spent $33,285 on food for community dinners and the food pantry. 575 unique households received assistance from the pantry.
  • 3 bags of groceries can save a household $90.

Need help?  Call  Listen at (603) 448-4553
The Listen Food Pantry is located at:  60 Hanover St. Lebanon, NH 03766
Open Monday – Friday    9 AM – 5 PM

Top 5 Needed Items:

  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Fish/Tuna
  • Rice
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Snack Foods

UPPER VALLEY HAVEN FOOD SHELF

  • The Food Shelf is committed to providing on-going, reliable access to healthy groceries once a month (including meat, dairy and produce), and unlimited access to bread and produce to anyone in need.

The Haven Food Shelf is located at:
713 Hartford Ave
White River Junction, VT 05001
802 295-6500
Food Shelf Hours: Mon – Thurs: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Fri: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Top 5 Needed Items:

  • Soup
  • Cereal
  • Beans (black, red, or white)
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned tuna/chicken

 

Habitat for Humanity Seeks Labor and Lunch Volunteers!

Habitat for Humanity Seeks Labor and Lunch Volunteers Saturday, January 26 through Friday, February 1:  The days ahead will be a busy one at the Cayer House in Sharon, Vermont, as Habitat for Humanitiy prepares for cellulose insulation application the week of the 28th. They are seeking help to fill the following volunteer roles:

    • Saturday, 26th to help prep for insulation. Help get stuff out of the house and making it clean for the insulation process. Work will start at 8:30 a.m.

     • Monday-Friday, January 28 – Friday, February 1st, Help Insulate.

     • Tuesday-Friday, January 29 – Friday, February 1st, Provide lunches for the work crews!

No particular skill level is required, just an eagerness to help and to learn!

For more information and to sign up, please email two people:

     Eva Loomis at office@uppervalleyhabitat.org and

     Jim Masland, Construction Manager, at jamesq56@yahoo.com.

Be sure to provide contact information you can be notified at if any work days are cancelled due to temperature or weather.

Directions to the Site:

The Cayer House is on Sharon Meadows Drive in Sharon, VT (GPS lists it as South Royalton). Take Exit 2 off of  I-89 .  At the end of the ramp, turn towards the town of Sharon and then turn right at the end of the road onto Route 14.  About ½ mile up, turn left at the Midway Station store onto River Road, crossing the bridge and following to your right.  In another ½ mile, turn left onto Howe Hill Road, then right onto Sharon Meadows Drive after ¼ mile.

At the fork, go left onto an unmarked road and look for our construction site on your left.  You will see our trailer and banner.

Habitat is super excited about this big push because once the house is insulated, crews will be able to work in a warm house!

Turn ordinary items into extraordinary gifts!

At OSLC, we are supplying and packaging “Baby Care Kits” for Lutheran World Relief (LWR).  Completed kits are distributed by LWR to those most in need as part of Project Promise, the same program to which we send our school kits and our quilts. Last year we sent 15 kits and this year our goal is to send 20-25! These kits are then included with the quilts and school kits that will be shipped in May 2019.

How you can help:     
LWR has provided clear instructions on what items should be in each kit. (They must be sensitive to the many laws regarding imports to various countries.) At OSLC, we’re hoping to make it easy to participate.

You’ll find a ‘clothesline’ display in the narthex. Simply pick as many items as you wish to purchase/contribute and return the item(s) to OSLC. We’ll have a “Baby Care Kit” container outside of the Church Office, so you can turn in the items whenever you have them. The deadline is  Sunday, April 28.

If you have any questions, please contact Kari Jo Grant or the church office. Thank you for your generosity!

…and their rulers lord it over them…

This sermon was preached by Pastor Kyle Seibert at Our Savior Lutheran Church and Campus Ministry in Hanover, New Hampshire on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The readings for the day were Isaiah 53:4-12; Psalm 91:9-16; Hebrews 5:1-10; and Mark 10:35-45.

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Pastor Kyle often doesn’t use a manuscript to preach. We have made this audio recording available, and will continue to find the best ways to share this content.