Children Gather Food for Richland Needy

February 01, 2004 | Anita Lebold

People of all ages can find ways to serve Jesus. The Klahani Pathfinders, Orcas Adventurers and Eager Beavers teamed up for a food drive in support of the Richland (Wash.) Church community services center. The club members, staff and families went door to door in the church's neighborhood asking for non-perishable food for Thanksgiving food baskets. Pathfinders took leadership in the groups, serving as examples and mentors for the younger Adventurers and Eager Beavers.

The community services director, Susan Giddings, believes that the Lord blessed community members with a giving spirit this season. Neighbors donated enough food to support 20 Thanksgiving baskets plus much of the food needed for Christmas baskets, all to help families that would otherwise not have much for the holidays. Giddings reported that 11 of the food baskets were given to non-church members while nine of them went to families in the church.