Volunteers organized by the Feed Truck from Kingston United Methodist Church held a Volunteer Meetup workday today (Saturday, March 7) at PUMC. Click here for the Facebook album and share!
We heard about the Feed Truck from its executive director, Jessica Winderweedle, when she preached at PUMC in January. Each month, The Feed Truck partners with a different local non-profit that works to alleviate food insecurity and economic injustice in our area (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Today the more than 2 dozen volunteers — seminary and university students, KUMC church members and staff, and PUMC volunteers — accomplished lots. In Fellowship Hall’s newly-renovated catering kitchen, they made chili for Cornerstone Community Kitchen under the direction of Darrell Baum, Feed Truck chef, and they also made raspberry jam. They helped sort mounds of clothing for the Clothes Closet at CDK and for Threads of Hope closet at Chambers United Methodist Church. They decorated breakfast bags for Cornerstone Community Kitchen and did other useful tasks.
Thanks to Christina Ong, a Malaysian student in her final year at seminary, Aron and Sara Tillema (both seminary students from California), Katie O’Hearn (on the staff at KUMC), KUMC volunteer Alan MacIlroy, Arby Barrett of Manahawken, Theresa Henry, a mole bio graduate student at Princeton, Aida Haddad (seminary student in program ministry at KUMC), Skitch Mattson and Adam Tobey (seminary students who are Feed Truck Chaplains), Meghan Kane (an RVCC student), Melissa McKamie (ask her about musical theatre!), Michele Bylsma (who works at Riverside School), Amanda Nicol (KUMC member), Jessica Rigel (seminary student from Pennington), and Meredith Cox (seminary student from Atlanta Georgia). Also to PUMC members Judy Miller, Annette Ransom, seminary intern Brady Beard, and Jeanette Timmons, volunteer extraordinaire from the Jewish Center of Princeton. There was even a father-son team. Richard Adams is a seminary student and his father Gregg was visiting this week from Virginia. Praise the Lord for the use of talents and time!