COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

COME ON OUT AN LEND A HAND!

DECEMBER 2018

COMMUNITY FOODBANK VOLUNTEERS

We have been able to assist at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey with presorting food, assembling Family Packs and bulk packaging.. This is a recent mission group which just completed presorting several boxes of frozen food


Please join us on one or more of our monthly missions. Preregistration is required, about 12 days before the mission.


Upcoming missions are:

  • January 5, 2019, to assist with Family Packs
  • February 2, 2019, to presort food.
  • March 2, 2019, to help with food sorting
  • April 6, 2019, to assist with Family Packs
  • May 4, 2019, to help with bulk packaging

SEPTEMBER 2018

Please join us October 13th to assist preparing Family Packs at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. We assemble at the lower parking lot at 8:15 and return before noon. Prior registration is required.


AUGUST 2018

Our first fall mission will be to support bulk packaging on Septem-ber 8. We meet at 8:15 in the lower church parking lot and return by noon.

The food bank requires a roster two weeks prior, so, if you have an interest, please contact the team for future sign ups.


JULY 2018

We have a wonderful opportunity to help the Community Food Bank of New Jersey this coming year.


  • September 8, 2018 - Bulk Packaging
  • October 13, 2018 - Family Packs
  • November 10, 2018 - Sorting Food
  • December 1, 2018 - Family Packs
  • January 5, 2019 - Family Packs
  • February 2, 2019 - Sorting Food
  • March 2, 2019 - Sorting Food

  • Trips will be scheduled for April and May as well. We leave the church about 8:15 and are back before noon.


    Come join us and lend a hand so others may be fed. Registration is required two weeks before each trip.


    JUNE 2018

    In May, we had a small but enthusiastic group which, with two other groups, sorted about 7,000 pounds of donated food at the food bank. A wonderful experience for all and a service for those in need


    Regretfully, we will not have an opportunity to volunteer at the Community Food Bank on June 9.


    We are looking forward to securing dates for the fall, and will let you know when these are in place.


    MAY 2018

    food bank

    In April, nine church members were assigned the task of assembling food boxes for the elderly. We assembled 355 boxes for the elderly which included canned vegetables, fruit, pasta and much more. What a useful and wonderful gift. Here we are.

    Please join us on June 9th when we return to the food bank and do so much to help those in need. Please register by May 27th.


    MARCH 2018

    food bank

    We had a wonderful time on February 10 as we worked together assembling boxes – all 634 of them – to be used for the storage of food. Participants included John and Loretta Lawler, Stuart and Diane Myers, Kris and Gus Hollstein, Gabriele Carll and Carl Pauli.

    This mission has been blessed to have had the inspired and loving leadership of Gabriele Carll for the last several years. Her vision and dedication will be missed. Stuart Myers will assume her responsibilities.


    FEBRUARY 2018

    Another productive and wonderful time was had on January 13th as we worked together sorting food to help others in need. We laughed, we worked hard, and we accomplished much!


    Come join us for the months to come!

    Scheduled dates for DCC participation.

  • February 10, 2018 - Box Making
  • March 10, 2018 - Food Sorting
  • April 14, 2018 - CSFP (not sure what that stands for! LOL)
  • May 12, 2018 - Bulk Packaging
  • June 9, 2018 - TBA


  • JANUARY 2018

    On December 9th, we were blessed as we put together family breakfast packages for 1400 children! What a joy to know that we were helping little ones to start their days with full tummies!


    Christ always calls us to help those less fortunate than us, in any way we can! This is a wonderful opportunity not only to form friendships with other DCC’ers but also to have fun as we act as God’s hands.


    Come join us for the months to come!

    Scheduled dates for DCC participation.

  • January 13, 2018 - Bulk Packaging
  • February 10, 2018 - Box Making
  • March 10, 2018 - Food Sorting
  • April 14, 2018 - CSFP
  • May 12, 2018 - Bulk Packaging
  • June 9, 2018 - TBA

  • Moving forward, Stuart Myers has volunteered to be the coordinator for this mission outreach! Having just become a member of DCC he has had a tug on his heart to make sure this mission work continues! Thank you so very much, Stuart!


    Wishing everyone a New Year that is filled with many blessings! Happy New Year


    DECEMBER 2017

    What an amazing team for the November volunteering at the Community Food Bank of NJ in Hillside! We arrived and were given the job of making Senior Boxes - boxes containing specific foods, with nutritional information and recipes. There were 10 of us of DCC working with others. Our Leader told us she needed 282 boxes! Together in team fashion we accomplished the goal in one hour and 10 minutes and had 50 minutes to go before our shift was over. We continued working and managed to put 451 boxes together! Amazing! Thanks, TEAM DCC!!!


    Working together to help others is always a blessing for the workers in so many ways. It was a great time of getting to know one another from DCC and to personally feel blessed in what we have in the way of food and shelter. God is good!


    Our December date is fast approaching! I know it is December and a busy month. Please do consider being a part of this outreach ministry. Contact Gabriele today, to sign up for Dec. 9th. We leave the church at 8:15 and are back before noon! A little bit of our time, but a great help to those in need!!


    Blessings - Gabriele


    NOVEMBER 2017

    A big “thank you” to Gemma Keremedjiev for organizing the October group of volunteers! Our next gathering is the 11th where we will be sorting foods. If you are able to help out please call Gabriele Carll. We are hoping to provide 8 adults and 7 youth to help out. Below are the upcoming dates through June.


    On each of those days, we will be working the 9-11AM. As usual we will plan to leave the church at 8:15 and return by 12 noon if not sooner. Please plan to join us! It is such a worthwhile cause! We have lots of fun, too, just working together!


    OCTOBER 2017

    The September group, although small, were so productive. Our supervisor was amazed with what we accomplished. It was a fast two hours of work!!!


    If you know when you would like to help out, please call the church office.

    It’s September and time to begin helping out at the Community Food Bank of NJ in Hillside. Below are the scheduled dates for DCC participation.


    On each of those days, we will be working the 9-11AM. As usual we will plan to leave the church at 8:15 and return by 12 noon if not sooner.


    Please plan to join us! It is such a worthwhile cause! We have lots of fun, too, just working together!


    SEPTEMBER 2017

    It’s September and time to begin helping out at the Community Food Bank of NJ in Hillside. Below are the scheduled dates for DCC participation.


    JULY 2017

    Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on one or more of the Autumn days which will be the second Saturday of every month. We have signed up for 15 volunteers. I hope you will help us make our goal! If you know when you would like to help out, please call Gabriele.


    On each of those days, we will be working the 9-11AM. As usual we will plan to leave thechurch at 8:15 and return by 12 noon if notsooner.


    JUNE 2017

    On May 13th, a group of 6 volunteers had fun bagging pasta into bags and boxing them up for distribution. It is always a joy to know that we are helping others in need. We also had a good time chatting around the huge box as we scooped, bagged, sealed and boxed.


    We will not be coming together during June, July and August.


    The Fall/Winter dates and tasks are as follows:


  • September 9, 2017 - Family Packs
  • October 14, 2017 - Bulk Packaging
  • November 11, 2017 - Food Sorting
  • December 9, 2017 - Family Packs
  • January 13, 2018 - Bulk Packaging
  • February 10, 2018 - Box Making
  • March 10, 2018 - Food Sorting
  • April 14, 2018 - CSFP
  • May 12, 2018 - Bulk Packaging
  • June 9, 2018 - TBA

  • Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on one or more of the days which will be the second Saturday of every month. There will be 15 slots for volunteers this year. If you know when you would like to help out, please call Gabriele.


    Each of those days, we will be working the 9-11AM shift. As usual we will plan to leave the church at 8:15 and return by 12 noon if not sooner. Please plan to join us! It is such a worthwhile cause!




    MAY 2017

    Our next opportunity to help at the Hillside Community Food Bank will be on May 13th! It is a wonderful time of working with fellow DCC members/friends and meeting others in the area who are working beside us! At our last gathering our group of 8 members along with another group worked on putting “Kid Packs” together. These are boxes of food to help children have something to eat over the weekend. In less than 2 hours we had put 1402 boxes together! What an awesome team of workers! Thank you!!


    Our assignment for May 13th is “Bulk Packaging” ; repacking, sealing, labeling and boxing bulk food products into family-sized servings. We are still in need of volunteers at this point in time!


    The Community Food Bank is a well run and organized operation and I’m sure you will discover that helping others will bring you joy!


    We will gather in the front parking lot at 8:15a for departure and return no later than 12 noon! You need bring only your smile and a willingness to help others. Please contact Gabriele to get your name on the list.



    APRIL 2017

    Our outreach to the CFB of NJ is growing! Consider joining us in May on the 13th as we seek to help others in need. It’s a great way to make new DCC friends and to put our hearts and hands to work for Christ! Call Gabriele if you are interested in participating! (Must be 12 years of age or older.)



    MARCH 2017

    What a wonderful time we have serving others at the Community Food Bank of NJ in Hillside, NJ. We hope you will join us in the coming months! We meet at 8:15 am in the front parking lot and return before Noon! All you need is a smile, and a willingness to work for two hours!


    UPCOMING DATES

  • March 11th
  • April 8
  • May 13th
  • June 10th

  • FEBRUARY 2017

    We laughed, we worked hard and we were the hands and feet of Christ helping where help was needed. Come join us! It’s an amazing morning!


    UPCOMING DATES

  • February 4th
  • March 11th
  • April 8
  • May 13th

  • We will be leaving the church parking lot at 8:15 AM; arriving back around 11:30 AM. Sign- up Sheets will be available during Coffee Hour.


    JANUARY 2017

    A Mission Opportunity

    Please consider volunteering to help out at the Hillside Community Food Bank! It’s a wonderful way to help out our neighbors in the area and a great way to make new DCC friends!


    UPCOMING DATES

  • February 4th
  • March 11th
  • April 8
  • May 13th

  • We will be leaving the church parking lot at 8:15 AM; arriving back around 11:30 AM. Sign- up Sheets will be available during Coffee Hour.

    We will leave the church parking lot at 8:15 AM; arriving back around 11:30 AM. There are openings for 10 volunteers for our group. Hoping to have 5 adults and 5 youth! (Must be 12 years of age or older).