Take a Blessing If You Need One,
Leave a Blessing If You are Able
Our Blessing Box is a small, enclosed homemade box where our church leaves donated goods for others to pick up anonymously. Other people of the community can also donate to the box. Located in a prominent area at one of our entrances to our property, it is filled with items that will help those in need; everything from non-perishable food to toiletries.
There’s no application, there’s no form, there’s no red tape. If someone needs food for their family tonight they can come by and pick something out of the box. The box is full of non-perishable food items like pastas, beans, rice, boxed meals, canned goods, canned meats and canned fruits. It also has toiletries like deodorant, toothpaste, soap and baby items.
Our Blessing Box is also there for some inspiration and hope. We have placed it at the entrance to our church campus for people whose stomachs are empty. Jesus, in one of His parables said, "For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; and ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.’ (Matthew 25:35 & 40) We want to be able to fulfill this in our community.
But in addition to this, we also want to fulfill their hearts and souls. Those in need often need more than just food, they need hope. We also plan to include bibles, spiritual or inspirational books as we have them available. We will place them there to pour some love and hope into their hearts as well.