Everyone wins at Sunday's Big Game
"I tell you this: whenever you saw a brother or sister hungry or cold, whatever you did to the least of these, so you did to Me."
- Matthew 25:40
Denver Wins BIG in Food Drive Challenge With 102,518 items collected, Denver has shown that Broncos fans are unmatched in generosity!
The United in Orange food drive has been going head-to-head with Seattle since the division championships to see which city (and their friends) could raise more food for local food pantries.
Gathered at 80 different locations throughout Denver, the front range, and stretching into 9 other states (thank you Omaha), this total is an amazing accomplishment for our city and team to be proud of.
Every donation sites is sending their collections to a local food pantry, helping support families in neighborhoods all throughout "Broncos country." Seattle collected 52,000 items, and since those will also be going to food pantries in Seattle, no one really loses. Combined, the effort raised over 154,518 items for those in need!
When we asked Brad and Monica what their final thoughts were about this effort, they had this to say:
Our communities are waiting for opportunities to do great things everyday- all we need to do is keep inviting them. - Rev. Brad Laurvick
This has been a great competition for all. One did not need to be into sports at all, to just have a warm caring heart and a willingness to connect both with our Methodist brothers and sisters and those in our neighborhoods. Indeed we Methodists can be proud to be part of a movement of social justice and caring for others. - Rev. Monica Corsaro
We'll update the numbers as Washington includes counts from an additional eight churches that are still reporting.
That's a community of love. That's Church.
Learn more about The United Methodist Church's efforts to address hunger and poverty, by visiting our Bread & Justice website.
Member of First Church, a United Methodist Church in downtown Seattle, raised $835 by the "halftime" check in last week, which will provide about 334 Shared Breakfast meals! ($1=1 can).
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Originally Posted: Feb 3, 2014