Blood drives coming up at churches
NEW PALESTINE — A blood drive is set for 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Brookville Road Community Church, 7480 W. U.S. 52. Sign up at www.brookvilleroad.cc/missions; scroll down to “Blood Drive.”
Cross of Grace Lutheran Church will be the site for a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Sign up at https://donate.indiana.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/136885 or walk in.
Kid-friendly food helps students over weekend
FORTVILLE — As a new semester begins, Fortville Area Resource Mission and area churches will resume packing bags of food for some Mt. Vernon students, making sure those who could use a little food to carry through the weekend have it available.
Cans of stew, jars of peanut butter, cups of instant soup or ramen noodles, packets of oatmeal, cups of diced peaches, and raisins are gathered to go in bags on Fridays. Other ideas are Spaghetti-o’s or ravioli, granola bars, jello or pudding cups, and juice or shelf-stable milk.
Items can be dropped off anytime in the entryway of Fortville Christian Church, where FARM is housed and where volunteers from multiple churches help with the student bags and with FARM’s Tuesday food pantry hours.
Similar support is offered in other districts in the county, such as Hancock County Food Pantry partnering with Eastern Hancock for weekend food and a group of women at New Palestine United Methodist Church packing weekend food for New Palestine Junior High School students who could use it.
Chicken sandwich drive-thru open
MT. COMFORT — Chick-fil-A lunches are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays (or while supplies last) at Mt. Comfort Church’s Mt. Comfort Campus, 3179 N. County Road 600W, Greenfield.
Each lunch costs $8 and includes a Chick-fil-A sandwich, bag of chips, cookie and a drink.
All proceeds go to help support Our Lady of the Apostles Family Retreat Center (2884 N. County Road 700W, Greenfield) and Mt. Comfort Church.