Monthly Ministry highlight: Project 66 Food and Resource Center Auction Fundraiser

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Project 66 Food and Resource Center is a nonprofit, faith-based ministry providing food to families in need. Their mission is to satisfiy their neighbors’ physical hunger and feed their spiritual hunger through kindness, prayer and the love of Jesus.

Each month, the Project 66 serves approximately 500 families in the Edmond area. The client-choice pantry mimics a grocery store where they can select from shelf stable foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy products and breads. Food is sourced through a partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, local grocery store donations, local food drives and individual donations. In 2018, 5,844 families and 17,944 individuals were served!

It takes many volunteers to make Project 66 run. On average, 18 volunteers serve during each of their four service times each week. If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact Project 66 directly or contact FUMC’s Project 66 volunteer, Jim Brungardt at jfbrun1@cox.net.

As part of Edmond FUMC’s partnership with Project 66, we will be hosting a Project 66 Benefit Auction on Saturday, August 3 at 10 am. The event will feature an auction of goods as well as a silent auction of baked goods and pies. The money raised from the event will go to back to school packs and Thanksgiving meals at Project 66.

You can help make the Benefit Auction a success by either donating items (no clothing please) for the auction, or baking goods for the silent auction. If you are interested in donating, contact Jim at jfbrun1@cox.net.