COVID opportunity –
Nutritional Recipes for La Escuelita Families
The children who attend La Escuelita San Marcos Preschool are in need of nutritional meals. Many of the families of these children have contracted the Coronavirus due to the fact that many of them work (if they still have work in many cases) in the service industry. As a result, having access to nutritional meals is challenging since many of the parents have become unemployed due to the pandemic, and therefore lack the funds to purchase more expensive healthy ingredients for meals, or due to being ill with the coronavirus, has encumbered their ability to prepare meals for their families.
WE CAN HELP
WE CAN OBEY OUR LORD COMMANDS
read Matthew 25: 31-46 if you don’t have the time to read all the Gospels.
Here are recipes that are easy to make, easy to package, and provide to these families in family-size servings. We are responding to a crisis situation that has grown out of the pandemic, that has disproportionately affected many people of color in our community. If you have further comments please contact Grady Mosely or Jama Fleming.
The recipes below were provided by Jama and Maria, who works for Caterpillar Ministries. They assure me that the recipes below are ones that this community enjoys and cook for themselves.
If you are willing to participate, please call Barbara Cannon who has agreed to coordinate collecting these meals for distribution.
It is recommended that you cook the meal of your choice for a family or 4-6, and package it in a pan or container that will not be returned to you. Please label what it is and the date it was prepared.
Additionally, if you know of ANYONE who is hungry and in need of meals, please contact Grady or the church main phone line to make sure that whoever has needs for meals, or whatever, we’ll do what needs to be done to assist them. Thank you!
*Additionally, someone suggested that some are not cooks, but would like to donate funds for the purchase of ingredients for these dishes. If you would like to make a donation you may do so by writing a check to Hopewell and note on the memo line:
“Funds for La Escuelita Meals”
In addition to the La Escuelita San Marcos bilingual preschool and Scouts, we support the following local organizations:
Camp Grier is an outdoor ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA). They are committed to making outdoor experiences and the gift of the natural world available to all.
Levine and Dickson Hospice House
The mission of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region is to relieve suffering and improve the quality and dignity of life through compassionate hospice care for those at end of life, palliative care for those with advanced illness, and through community education.