God's Provision in the Kitchen
We continue to work together with our partners during this time, sharing space and food and energy. The Drop In staff and volunteers are really enjoying the space and ease of our new kitchen. Who could have known last summer, that it was being made ready for this time?
While dropping off a meal this week, members of the Grace Community Church asked what we needed. We mentioned that one of our fridges had died and that we were having problems with one of our freezers. They graciously offered to purchase a new fridge and a new freezer. Both were delivered the next day and are helping us with food storage and prep. An added bonus is that with some adjustments, we were able to get the old freezer working again. This is fantastic because we need additional food storage capacity during this crisis.
Looking ahead, we see the need to deliver meals to those in our community who are unable to come and pick up "to go" meals from the Drop In. We plan to start this slowly and will be delivering once/week to those who are shut in. We will begin with those who are already part of the community and see where that leads.
Our current needs for on-going support of the meal program are:
The Financial Reality
As with most organizations, we are facing financial struggles because of the pandemic and the loss of employment that has resulted. Unfortunately we have had to reduce some staff salaries and hours to help us through this time. Please pray for the staff who have been affected by this:
The RCM board has put together information on how to give during Covid-19. That will be sent out in a separate e-mail.
We will celebrate Good Friday together with a "Service of Shadows" at 11 a.m., and will gather virtually on Sunday at 11 a.m. to celebrate the Resurrection. Please see the Royal City Facebook pagefor both of these events.
Praying that you are staying well, and despite all that is happening, that you are experiencing the grace and peace of Jesus Christ!
Lead Pastor | Royal City Mission