One of the organizations to which First Pres donates both funding and volunteer assistance is Hope Clinic, in Ypsilanti. Hope Clinic is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian medical and social services organization. It has several food programs, one of which is a pantry from which those in need may select nutritious food, including fresh produce, for their households.
We provide a group of volunteers to staff the pantry on the first Saturday morning of each month. We pray with those clients who wish to do so, then help them select and bag food to take home, usually working in a team of six. There is no requirement that volunteers come every month. Helping others in this simple way opens our eyes to the level of need in our community and warms our hearts toward those attempting to cope from day to day.
To help out on a Saturday morning, please contact Peggy Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org).