8:00 a.m. – Meet in the Youth Cafe’ / pack the buses with food and clothes
8:45 a.m. – Leave to go to Clarkston United Methodist Church
9:30 a.m. – Doors of pantry open
11:30 a.m. – Pack up
12:15 p.m. – Lunch at the Oak Grove Market
Mission Statement: The Revolution Community project, Caring for Clarkston (C4C) strives to build passionate youth leaders who minister to the refugees and families in need of food and clothes in the Clarkston Community.
On September 17, 2011, the Revolution Community opened the doors of the C4C Food & Clothing Pantry. God has provided in mighty ways in order for us to meet the needs of our friends in the Clarkston community. We began our journey by renovating space in the Clarkston Community Center where we housed the pantry for the first 7 months. In April 2012, we moved the pantry to our sister church, Clarkston United Methodist just a block away. This unplanned move was definitely God’s way of providing a larger, more comfortable facility giving us more room to interact with the wonderful people that we see monthly when they come to visit us. Each month we serve on average 45 – 50 families. Our highest number of families served in one month was 72 at Christmas time in 2012. Our families are from Eritrea, Burundi, Bhutan, Somalia, Congo, Palestine, Myanmar and Clarkston, GA. As of February 2013, we have provided more than 24,000 pounds of food and giving out tons of clothes, shoes and toys. In 18 months, our youth have logged over 1800 volunteer hours.
Our youth love having circle time with the children, sharing bible stories and playing games. Some of our youth have had theopportunity to go with a team of people to homes in the community and deliver food to those that do not have transportation to the pantry. These times have been eye-opening experiences for our youth. Seeing the needs of these families is heart breaking but experiencing their gratitude and thankfulness is heart warming.
How can I help and support the C4C Food & Clothing Pantry?
When you go to the grocery store, pick up some of the following items to donate to our food pantry. Please contact Beth Swett with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Canned Fruit
– Dried Beans
– Peanut Butter
– Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce
Other ways you can help
Donate money to C4C so that we can purchase food at the Atlanta Food Band. (Make check out to OGUMC and write “C4C” on the information line.
Donate clothes and shoes. We especially need children’s and men’s items.
Donate new packages of socks and underwear.
Sort clothes in the Clothing Closet located in the Youth building on the Wednesday prior to the Saturday that we serve in Clarkston. Contact LeAnn Martin at email@example.com to let her know that you can help.
Volunteer to be a Spooky to Be Hungry Team Captain in October!! They donate a lot of food to C4C.
Matthew 25:35-36 “for I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me.”