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Churches donate to food bank, area ministries
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Three area congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America shared their Advent offerings with organizations that provide assistance to persons needing food.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Schroeder, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ander, and Zion Lutheran Church in Arneckeville shared joint Advent worship services on Dec. 5, Dec. 12 and Deb. 19. The offering received at the three services has been donated to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and ELCA World Hunger, a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The offering received at the three services totaled $1,061, which was matched with a $400 grant from the Greater Victoria Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, bringing the total gift to $1,461. The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent received $731, and ELCA World Hunger received $730. The Thrivent matching grant was made through Thrivent’s Care Abounds in Communities Chapter Care Program.

For the gift to the food bank, 1/3 of the gift has been designated for use by CAMAL House in Cuero, 1/3 by Goliad County Outreach Food Pantry, and 1/3 by the food pantry of Fannin United Methodist Church.

ELCA World Hunger is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that responds to hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.
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