Evangelical United Methodist, 401 Walnut St, Washington, IL 61571 .. 309-444-3228

Opportunities  to  Help  Others

SUPPORT THE WEEKEND SNACKPAC PROGRAM AND ENJOY AN ICE CREAM TREAT AT THE SAME TIME!  INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Washington Weekend Snackpac provides a free sack of nonperishable food to school children in Washington, IL who may not have enough to eat on the weekends. This program was created by Washington Area Churches including EVAN. 
The Food Pantry especially needs donations of toilet tissue and canned carrots, mixed vegetables, peas, or fruit. Plus, we use a lot of medium size boxes, so please bring in any you have.  We are always thankful for everything you donate!  

TIP -- Since we give the clients a list to choose from, it helps if there is a sufficient amount of the listed items. So, if you are purchasing five items, it's best if they are all the same item. For example, buy five cans of peas instead of five cans that are each a different vegetables.  We are blessed by your support!  (updated June 22)

MOST NEEDED FOOD PANTRY ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for FOOD PANTRY
Help is needed at 8:45 am on the Thursday before the Pantry Give-Away to unload items from Midwest Distribution Center and to set-up for Saturday.   Help is again needed on that Saturday to fill orders and load boxes into cars. Arrive by 6:45 am, please.  Check the full calendar for these dates.  Contact a member of the team with questions or by email here. 
DONATIONS  to BUSY BEES
Starting in February, the Busy Bees are asking for gently used bath towels.  These will be made into adult bibs and donated to nursing homes. The Busy Bees thank everyone for generously donating fleece material!  We were able to make lots of scarves and also blankets for chemo patients at the cancer center.  And remember, whenever you are cleaning out a sewing cupboard, please check to see if the Bees can use any of the items before throwing them away.  Thank you also for your prayer support!

Collecting Bibles and Christian Materials for Missions

We have an ongoing collection for Love Packages. This includes used Bibles, Christian literature, used Sunday school materials, the Upper Room, etc. These items go to missions around the world. If you have something in good condition to contribute, please bring it to the office.

Food Pantry Set-up

Food is pickup from Midwest Distribution Center the Thursday before the Saturday give away each month.  Help is need to upload and set up the distribution in the Fellowship Hall.   This usually takes  from 8:00 am until 10:00 am to do.   
Check the calendar for set-up dates.

VOLUNTEER at MIDWEST DISTRIBUTION CENTER 

Near Chatham IL, the United Methodist church has a facility to provide humanitarian relief for here and abroad.  Two volunteers from EVAN went to Chatham IL to pack meals that would feed those displaced due to the war in Ukraine.  They met with other volunteers and packed more than 2 pallets that day.  Each pallet contains 1200 meals!  And each completed pallet was covered with prayer.   The fellowship and the commitment was wonderful there.  What a blessing to both those who serve and those who receive!
The distribution Center also packs many other Ready-for-Disaster items such as flood buckets and Hygiene packets.    Volunteers are always needed!  If you would like to know more, please click on the link -- https://www.midwestmission.org/

Photos:  Packing meals, Display of items and kits sent out, gathering to pray over a loaded truck, Midwest Distribution Center emblem.