For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ -Matthew 25: 35-36
Matthew 25 is one of many places in scripture where we are given the call to serve those in need, whether they are hungry, thirsty, sick, homeless, or experiencing some other need. As we move into a new year it is good to remember the various opportunities in our community. Our service takes shape in several ways, in volunteering our time and energy, in donating our money, and in praying for those in need and the people and organizations helping them. The opportunities listed below are not a comprehensive list, but are ones we at BPC have an ongoing history with. I encourage you to consider how God is calling you to serve our community in 2022.
Buffalo Food Shelf
Help Food Shelf patrons shop or work the front desk on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, Friday Mornings, or the first Monday of the month.
Love INC Big Woods
-Thrift Store: Staffing the store and sorting donations.
-Faith and Finance Classes: Accompany those taking the class as they learn how to manage their household finances.
-Transportation: Give rides to people in need.
-Moving Furniture: Help move furniture for people in need.
Buffalo Food Shelf
Donations can be made online: https://buffalofoodshelf.com/donate/
Or by mail: Buffalo Food Shelf PO Box 222 Buffalo, MN 55313
Love INC: Bigwoods
Donations can be made online: https://www.loveincbigwoods.org/
Or by mail: Love INC Bigwoods Box 368, Buffalo, MN 55313
Cold Weather Shelter Fund
Overseen by the Buffalo Ministerial Association and administered by Love INC. Donations can be sent to Love Inc using the ways listed above. Please indicate Cold Weather Shelter Fund on the memo line/comment box.
Rivers of Hope
Donations can be made online: https://riversofhope.org/donate