Today we are observing Lent by gathering 5+ items to donate to a food bank. Did you know that we have a regular First Sunday Food Drive at the church? We deliver any items placed in the labeled Welcome Center bins to the food pantry at Loaves and Fishes. The Lenten calendar suggests holding the items you gather today to deliver on March 28th. Let me challenge you to go ahead and deliver them this Sunday (first Sunday in March) to the church, and then collect AGAIN on March 28th to deliver for the first Sunday in April food drive as well. Let your child help pick the items from the pantry, and place them in a bag. Don’t look for the out-of-date can of olives and the dented tomato paste. What would you want to choose for your hungry family to eat? Say a prayer together over the bag, then place it by the door so you remember to put it in the car. We are blessed to be a blessing!