Feeding is a year-round Outreach ministry at Holy Comforter, but it is a particular focus during the summer months, when the more than 50% of Charlotte Mecklenburg students are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program don't receive the nutritious meals they typically get in school.
Blessing the Hands that Feed Us
This summer, we are once again blessed the hands that feed us by supporting the Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry. You can learn more about the conditions these workers experience by watching the film Harvest of Dignity.
Learn more about this ministry in an excellent article from the Episcopal Church Foundation. Este artículo está disponible en español aquí.
Water in the Fields
One of the biggest challenges workers face is staying hydrated in the heat of open fields, where water is usually quite a distance away. EFwM is partnering with Lyf Company to provide water carriers for workers that can nearly $300 to this wonderful group. Read the article here.
Holy Comforter houses and supports a Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry on our campus – the only pantry in the area that is open 5 days a week.
Volunteers from here and our surrounding community pitch in to provide a week’s worth of food to those in need. Once a month, volunteers serve dinner at The Men’s Shelter and at Charlotte Rescue Mission.