CLARKSBORO — It is difficult to believe that St. Peter’s Church in Clarksboro is marking the anniversary of it’s second year hosting Contactless Food Drives in support of The Blessing Store of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro.

The project originally started as a way to reach out to the community and assist those who had lost their jobs and incomes during the Pandemic. We opted for a “contactless” drive to allay fears over physical interactions with each other while still providing much needed food to our neighbors.

We never could have imagined that two years later we would still be dealing with Covid-related health issues, job loses as businesses closed because of Covid, and unexpected local tornadoes and storms that destroyed homes and put people that had never needed assistance in line waiting for food to feed their families.

The Blessing Store was there to assist families through all of these crisis, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was blessed to be able to be a part of that effort.

Our January 2022 Food Drive took place on a Saturday with temperatures in the teens. There was concern that the weather would have an impact on the number of people that would participate and the food that would be collected.

Imagine our amazement when we collected more items on this day than any day in the past. We filled a pick-up truck and three vans with your donations.

The next Contactless Food Drive will take place at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 304 Kings Highway in Clarksboro on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. We thank all those that have participated in the past, and we look forward to seeing new faces and lots and lots of bags of groceries for The Blessing Store.

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