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See our website for more information. www.churchcommunityservices.org.

— CCS is located at 907 Oakland Ave.   Shopping hours are Mon–Thurs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fri. from 9 a.m. until Noon.  You may also call Betsy, 523-1551 ext. 105.

Soup of Success website: soupofsuccess.com.  Visit us online to order our products.

Our mission is to empower women to make positive changes, build self esteem, develop independence and improve quality of life. They provide soups, cookie and dip mixes, handmade greeting cards and upcycled wool mittens.

• Share Love and Hope in Elkhart County
   As you think about gift giving this season, we encourage you to celebrate the true spirit of  Christmas by sharing love and hope with your neighbors.  Join with us, and together, we can foster a community of care where the hungry are fed, the poor receive good news, all have shelter, and people are empowered on their journey toward a better quality of life.  Consider how you can make a huge difference here in Elkhart County.

• 1 in 4 Children Hungry
   One in four Elkhart County children lives in a family that's food insecure.  That's a fancy way of saying they go hungry sometimes.  Ask any teacher: a hungry child can't focus in school.  Ask any doctor: a lack of nutrition at any age increases health costs.  And ask any employer: a hungry person has lower job performance.
   Each month our food pantry serves over 2,300 households. With food costs rising, even more families are challenged.
   $16 provides 10 meals for a family of 4.
Still, our community has more hungry families than our pantry can serve. So to get more food to all the local pantries and hot meal sites, this year we joined with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana and opened the Food Bank of Elkhart County. Each month, our food bank distributes food to over 30 other local organizations, reaching an additional 2,700 struggling households.
   $100 fills our refrigerated truck's gas tank to keep it on the road, picking up food donated by local supermarkets that would have otherwise left Elkhart County.
   $1,000 pays for a month's electricity to run the food bank's cooler and freezer, so we can safely store perishable food until it gets into the hands of hungry neighbors.
   Fresh vegetables are often hard for families in need to get.  Our Seed to Feed program works to fix that, both with gardens and by purchasing produce in bulk at wholesale prices from local farmers.
   $180 buys 90 dozen ears of sweet corn to feed hungry families all over our county.

 


Thanks again for all of the amazing ways that you support Church Community Services!

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