Donations sent to Samaritan Center
Multiple generations spent the morning of Pentecost Sunday, May 23, at United Church of Fayetteville learning about food shortages in the Syracuse area.
Interactive stations were set up to encourage thought and discussion. One activity had all ages making more than 400 meat and cheese sandwiches and packaging them with more than 30 large bags of cookies, oranges and apples donated by the congregation. Church youth and adults have often made hot meals for the Samaritan Center.
This event allowed UCF volunteers to donate the lunches and other contributions to the center on Montgomery Street. The Samaritan Center's goal is to feed the homeless and needy men, women and children of Syracuse. It is rooted in the belief that sound nutrition is the first step in enabling people to cope and become productive, self-sufficient members of society.
UCF is passionate about hunger relief, refugee resettlement and hands-on assistance to low-income families. Its morning endeavors were delivered to St. Paul's after worship by youth and adults.