Photo courtesy David Hamilton
Andrea Anderson, Katherine Solbert and Andrea Franklin pose with some of the 34,000 pounds of food the 12 congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from Cortez to Pagosa Springs are donating to area food pantries.
By David Hamilton | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe in following the example of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and lift up the downtrodden.
Locally, members of the 12 congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from Cortez to Pagosa Springs and each community in between, are donating a semi truck load, approximately 34,000 pounds, of food to the Durango Food Pantry, Bayfield’s Pine Valley Shares and Our Community Eats (formerly Restoration Fellowship) food pantry here in Pagosa Springs. Additionally, food will be supplied throughout the year to the TARA Food Pantry in Arboles.
Our desire is to join with community members throughout southwest Colorado in following the Savior’s admonition to be our brothers keeper as the Lord taught in Matthew 25:40: “… Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Our hope and prayer is this will aid in relieving hunger in our local communities. We also realize that personal acts of kindness and service to one another will stretch even further in providing hope and relief, both temporally and spiritually, to those in need. We especially thank all those that serve in every food bank in our communities throughout southwest Colorado.