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Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread

This is such a basic need that Jesus taught us to pray for in the “Lord’s Prayer”.First, we are acknowledging that God is our sustainer and provider.We must trust God daily to provide what He knows we need.Today more than ever our families, seniors and homeless are facing extreme needs when it comes to daily food.There are a lot of factors that enter into their unique situations.Some are working, but inflation is eating away their money, especially for food, rents and transportation (like everyone else is witnessing today).Some are on fixed incomes or have no income.This leads them to come to the Christian Caring Center to supplement their food needs.Our roles are increasing again.Children are about to be let out of school where many receive free breakfast and lunches.The Food Bank of South Jersey supplies us with free government foods in a large variety, but minimal amounts of 1-3 cases of each item. Because of supply chain issues, we cannot purchase in larger quantities. When you read your circulars, I’m sure you see limit 1 per household. We can go to Aldi and purchase cases of some items but like 4-7 cases each at retail prices. Our food rescue retailers have dramatically cut down on donations of day old produce, bakery, etc. We have seniors fighting in the parking lot over vegetables and fruits. It is so heart breaking and we can only see news reports that it’s getting worse. But we know firsthand that “God will supply all our needs according to His riches in Glory” Philippians 4:19. Your continued support is vital right now as our numbers are growing. If your church, civic group, scout troop, coupon group, Bible study, etc. would like to conduct a food or hygiene drive please let us know. We have 3 food programs: Drive through food pantry, Community Lunch and Street/Motel Outreach. Also a program we partnered with last year Virtua Mobile Grocery Store. It came to Sunbury Village every Tuesday at 2-3:30 pm and had great food at Aldi prices or lower! Last year we saw 226 visitors consisting of 75 new customers and 151 returning customers. They accept cash-28%, Credit 19% and Food Stamps 53%. It’s a great time now to plan to attend one of our upcoming fundraising events and maybe even get involved. There plenty of things to do that are really fun! It’s truly a blessing to the community and is open to the public, not just Sunbury Village residents. The transformed NJ transit bus is parked at 181 Norcross La., Pemberton. If you are in the area, please stop by-you’ll be blessed! These times are tough on everyone, but we made it through the last 2 ½ years and we will go through this storm too-together. These are times that the church rises to be a blessing! Thank you so much for all your CONTINUED support, for sharing your prayers, time, financial gifts to spread this wonderful Gospel to the people we serve at the Christian Caring Center.

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Matthew 25:35 “For I was hungry and you gave me meat, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you took me in, naked and you clothed me…”

Abiding in Him,

Madelyn Sutton

Executive Director


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