Food items included in Nourish Bethesda's food packages
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Season of Service

In November and December, our traditional “Sunday of Service” will expand to a Season of Service* that will assist families lacking basic food items. We invite church school members and all parishioners to participate in a “Reverse Advent Calendar” to aid our own Nourishing Bethesda Coalition Family Food Distribution. This project is a simple, but meaningful way to benefit families in need and to keep their needs before you each day.

Here is what you’ll do:

  1. Get a sturdy box. (Finally, a use for those Amazon boxes!!) Consider decorating the box by wrapping it with festive paper, covering it with stickers, or allowing your child to draw pictures on it.
  2. Tape a copy of the attached food list to the outside of the box.
  3. Each day in December, place the listed food item in the box. As you do so, thank God for what you have and say a prayer for the families who will receive the food items.
We will share details about how you can deliver your box closer to the end of the Season of Service. Thank you for participating!


*This will be in lieu of the Sundays of Service opportunities for November 22 and December 27.