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This Weekend: Midlands Food Drive

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WISTV recently reported that Harvest Hope Food Banks is facing  severe shortages. 

Harvest Hope Food Bank is the largest food bank in the state and serves the hungry right here in the Midlands and surrounding counties.  

According to the Food Research and Action Center, South Carolina has one of the highest rates of food hardship in the nation. South Carolina ranks 5th in the nation for childhood poverty, with 25% of children living in poverty across the state.

We want to help Harvest Hope Food Bank help our neighbors! Each year Shandon Baptist Church and Northside Baptist Church, together with other community partners and area grocery stores, join forces to raise  food and other donations measuring in the tons. 

“Every year our clients can be certain that they will have enough food to eat because of this amazing event!” said, Denise Holland, CEO, Harvest Hope Food Bank.  “We are, so very, fortunate to have the continued support of WLTX TV, HIS Radio, church volunteers and all of the participating supermarkets in this year’s Food from the Heart event. The donated food we receive every year is always a tremendous resource towards feeding those who quietly suffer from hunger in our communities.”

We intend to make this year's event on Saturday, April 1 the largest one day food drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank in the history of the organization! Shandon Baptist Church will have volunteers stationed at Richland County grocery stores while Northside's volunteers will cover Lexington County stores. Our combined goals are 800 volunteers working to collect and then sort 135,000 pounds of food.   

Donations  are collected outside the stores and taken to Harvest Hope Food Bank where church volunteers sort the items. They will be distributed to local food pantries and soup kitchens.  One hundred percent of all goods collected will benefit men, women and children in the Midlands. 

Thank you to our media sponsors WLTX TV, HIS RADIO 92.1 and 94.3 FM The Dude as well as the  48 Richland and Lexington county grocery stores for partnering with us in this fight against hunger in the Midlands!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Volunteer to serve at a store  for a shift between 9am-6pm on Saturday, April 1. Text  'food' to (803) 489-8403 to sign up.
  • Shop at participating stores on Saturday, April 1 between 9am and 6pm.
  • Tell friends and neighbors about this Saturday's Food Drive and encourage them to shop and donate.

VIEW PARTICIPATING STORES

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact David Taylor, Missions & Evangelism Pastor, at   or call the church office at (803) 782-1300.

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2017 Short Term Mission Trips

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I'm so excited about the doors God has opened this year for our church to participate in spreading the gospel in our country and around the world!

 

At this past Sunday's Missions Fair (February 5), 90 of you indicated an interest in a particular trip...I was blown away by your rapid response to the call be "sent" and your eagerness to learn more. I have no doubt that God is going to use your willing hearts and the sacrifice of your time and resources to further His kingdom as we are willing to go. 

If you weren't here on Sunday, or if you just didn't have a chance to indicate an interest, the 2017 short-term mission trip opportunities are now available and you can submit an interest form below. We'll be in touch with more details! 

 

2017 SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIPS

 

ATLANTA, GA  

TRIP 1: College Ministry
Team Leader:  Billy Judge
Trip Dates: May 14-20, 2017
Approximate Cost:  $440/person
Team Size:  15-20
Description:  The team will partner with the North American Mission Board in outreach efforts to the large and growing refugee population in Atlanta, GA.

 

TRIP 2: Adults
Team Leader:  TBA
Trip Dates: Fall 2017
Approximate Cost:  $440/person
Team Size:  10-15
Description:  The team will partner with the North American Mission Board in outreach efforts to the large and growing refugee population in Atlanta, GA.

 

BOSTON, MA

Team Leader:  Brandon Petersen
Trip Dates: June 8-11, 2017
Approximate Cost: $775/person
Team Size: 10-15 
Description:  The team will assist our church plant partner, Encounter Church, with community outreach efforts and events.

 

NICARAGUA

Team Leader:  Greg Abrams
Trip Dates: June 10-17, 2017
Approximate Cost: $1,540/person
Team Size: 10-15 
Description:  The team will assist our longtime missions partner, Chosen Children Ministries, with a Bible club for children and other evangelistic efforts. 

 

HAITI

TRIP 1
Team Leader:  Buster Whitlock
Trip Dates: July 22-29, 2017
Approximate Cost: $1,450/person
Team Size: 15 
Description:  We're partnering with Disciples' Village to take the  love and truth of Jesus to one of the poorest countries in the world. 

 

TRIP 2
Team Leader:  TBA
Trip Dates: Fall  2017
Approximate Cost: $1,450/person
Team Size: 10-15 
Description:  We're partnering with Disciples' Village to take the  love and truth of Jesus to one of the poorest countries in the world. 

 

GULF COAST, USA

Team Leader:  Scott Lee
Trip Dates: August 2017
Approximate Cost: $550/person
Team Size: 60
Description:  This is a "music and missions" trip. Our team will lead worship in a couple of churches and work alongside local missions organizations. Membership in the choir is not required; however participation  in rehearsals is  needed.

 

CUBA

Team Leader: Dennis Banks
Trip Dates:  November 2-9, 2017
Approximate Cost: $1,650/person
Team Size: 10-15
Description: With travel recently being reopened to Americans, we're excited to have this opportunity  to reach out to Cubans in partnership with Rob White Ministries.

 


APPALACHIA, USA

Team Leader:  David Taylor
Trip Dates: Fall 2017
Approximate Cost: $550/person
Team Size: 10-15
Description: The team will partner with the North American Mission Board to minister to communities that have been thrust into extreme poverty, both financially and spiritually.

 


READY TO LEARN MORE?

Let us know which trip(s) you're interested in, and we'll be in touch with more information!

 

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