Since 1988, the SOS Food Bank has served as an ecumenical partnership amongst area churches and non-profits to provide nourishment to our neighbors in need. Faith Church has a long and proud history as one of these partners and there are multiple ways you can contribute to this mission..
If you have been fully vaccinated, we need your help! We need a couple of new volunteers to join our group the third Friday of every month from 1-4pm. While food recipients are required to wear masks, and only two at a time are allowed into the front office where intake occurs, workers in the back where we gather food are not being required to do so. Therefore, we are asking those who have been fully vaccinated, are willing to mask, and feel safe doing so to consider joining our team once a month to help support this work.
If you have NOT yet been fully vaccinated, there are others ways you can help. Just as SOS is fully run by volunteers, it is also fully funded by the same:
*Each family is supplied a Basic Bag of food that includes frozen meats, 1 dozen eggs, flour, rice, sugar, beans, pasta, tomato sauce, oatmeal, and peanut butter. This is then supplemented with canned and baked goods, depending on the number of persons in the family. Each Basic Bag costs approximately $20, which you can donate directly to the food bank at:
SOS Food Bank
P.O. Box 311032
New Braunfels, Texas 78131
*While the food bank is able to stretch dollars further as they purchase food through special arrangements with others in our community, they do still welcome those who prefer to donate food rather than money. Food may be directly donated and dropped off either at the SOS Food Bank (248 Merriweather St.) between 1 and 4pm Monday through Friday or left in the basket in the Narthex of Faith Church where our Faith SOS Team will gather and deliver it for you.
*Egg cartons that are clean and in good shape are needed to help sort the large flats of eggs received into batches of 12. You may also drop these off directly at the food bank or in the basket in the Narthex at Faith.
*Pray. Ask for God’s guidance for the board of directors who lead the organization, blessings for the volunteers who show up to share the work and for those who donate, peace and comfort and avenues to greater food security for the food recipients, and for those who do not yet know this support is available to find their way to SOS as needed.
For those fully vaccinated and willing to mask who wish to volunteer, please contact Mike Ziegler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for helping us feed our neighbors in safe and thoughtful ways. To learn more about the great work of this mission, go to https://www.sosfoodbank.org/