We are fast approaching the holidays, busiest time of year for the utilization of the Hughes Christian Outreach Ministries Food Bank. We have had a good year thus far even though donations are off quite a bit due to the economic slow down. December will mark our third year of existence and our team has made many improvements.
We recently got a large food donation from Southland and a new refrigerator/freezer from the Northeast Arkansas Food Bank, our backbone for being able to survive by supplying us discounted food. Also County Mayor Gary Hughes helped us obtain a continuation of funding from FEMA, which happens twice a year.
Our expenses remain relatively high mainly due to our large [500 to 600 dollar] monthly electrical bills.
We continue to be blessed with wonderful volunteers at the monthly distributions and when we get large deliveries of food or have special needs around the building or for grant writing. It is obvious that God has touched many hearts!!!!
Please pray for Ruberta Love and Rev. Willie Dubois as they both have some major health issues and have both been very faithful to our efforts.
Our next distribution is October 23, 2010 and we would love to invite any and all to come help us serve the Lord.
God Bless You All
Hughes Christian Outreach Ministries