I was interested in the article in the July 16 News-Sentinel, “Sacramento artist creates ceramic bowls to feed the hungry,” about the potter who made 1,000 bowls to feed the hungry. I want to remind Lodians that we also have a program right here in Lodi.
On the third Saturday of each month, Ebenezer Congregational Church hosts Bread of Life. Bread of Life is supported by this church by donating the distribution area. Faith Community Church and Bethel Bible Church provide volunteers to unload, pack and distribute food. Three to five bags of groceries are given out each month to approximately 200 families who have trouble making food last a whole month on low wages or food stamps. Some who receive the food will take it upon themselves to help.
Not only is food given away, but there is a little clothing donated. Usually a meal is served while the people wait for the truck bearing the groceries to arrive. It is usually oatmeal, pancakes, chili or hot dogs. There is always coffee served and sometimes juices, but there is always something.
This last weekend, Pastor Scott Hubbard of Faith Community put out a call to his church for volunteers for Bread of Life. I am asking our Lodi community to get involved as well. If you need groceries yourself, take a number. I do.
Barbara D. Sefried