Cornerstone Summer Harvest 2020

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Cornerstone Summer Harvest 2020

  • We will be partnering with TWO organizations this summer!  We’ll continue working with the wonderful ministry of Star of Hope (www.sohm.org).  Star of Hope in Paterson distributes food and resources to dozens of churches in a network throughout the greater Paterson area.  Their work during the last few months has literally kept food on the table for families struggling with heightened food insecurity.  We will also be working with New Hope Community Ministries in Prospect Park, NJ (www.newhopecmnj.org).  They have a growing food ministry and they hope to provide more fresh, healthy produce in their bi-monthly food pantry distribution days.  What a joy to be able to partner with two ministries in our area that tangibly empower families!
  • Star of Hope will be coming to Cornerstone every other THURSDAY starting June 4th for our first collection/distribution.  Let’s start off with a bang!  Most of us don’t have produce ready in our gardens but we can certainly purchase fresh fruit and veggies to drop off in the shed by the church garden.  There is a large refrigerator in the shed to place items in.  Big bags of potatoes, oranges, apples, onions, and anything else you can provide would be amazing!  The nice thing about purchasing the produce to donate is that you get to pick what you wish to give – you’re not limited to your garden! Please know that anything you are able to give this coming week will get channeled through Star of Hope and their church network and directly to hungry families!   Remember, that the pick up will be Thursday mornings so any produce you donate should be dropped off by Wednesday night.
  • New Hope Ministries will be coming to Cornerstone every other WEDNESDAY starting June 10.  They set up a community food pantry every other Saturday where people are able to shop with credits.  It’s very exciting to think about the produce you donate on the shelves of that pantry!  The weeks we work with New Hope will be different than the Star of Hope weeks (each week will alternate throughout the summer)   For New Hope we will need to bring our produce to them on Wednesdays.  So your donations will be needed by Tuesday night on those weeks.  Those Wednesdays will be:  June 10th,  June 24th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, and August 19th.