Food Pantry Christmas Market -Thank You Notes

Thank you from the Food Pantry

This year’s Christmas Market was an amazing event, how wonderful to have our clients back in our building again. I cannot thank you enough for your support and generosity.

Our parishioners showed their love for our neighbors through their gift of giving to an extent that touched my heart and the hearts of all who visited our Market. I asked you to think what you would want if you came knocking on our door, to give from your heart. You went beyond my prayers of having enough food for all our clients and gave not only an abundance of food for all clients but wonderful gifts including toys, books, games, cozy throw blankets, coats, scarves, mittens, shoes, cleaning items, toiletries, baby and adult diapers, and more toothbrushes and toothpaste than I have ever seen. You made this event a truly remarkable testimony to our faith and what we as Christians are called to do.

When you talk with the volunteers they will tell you they experienced something truly remarkable at our market, they experienced the light of Christ shining through our clients and volunteers alike. They witnessed love, kindness and hope in a time when there is such sadness and uncertainty in our world. For a short time we at St Olaf brought the true meaning of Christmas to those who lost hope, we brought love to the unloved; we showed kindness to those who needed it most. You brought Christmas to those who would not have had one. The light of Christ blessed all who entered our doors.

Thank you again for your generosity and supporting our Christmas Market in this wonderful way.

Donna Hamilton - Director, St. Olaf Food Pantry.

 

Thank you notes from our clients