From Sunday, November 5 through the Thanksgiving Eve worship service on Wednesday, November 22, our congregation will team up with the Augustana Early Learning Center (AELC) for our 4th Annual Chili Challenge!
The Early Learning Center children and staff will be collecting cans of chili for Metro Caring, and they are challenging the Augustana congregation to match or exceed the number of cans they donate.
Please bring cans of chili (meat or vegetarian) to worship beginning Sunday, November 5, and place them around the altars in both Christ Chapel and the sanctuary.
All chili collected will go to Metro Caring to help them meet the immediate hunger needs of people in the Denver metro area.
Metro Caring operates one of Denver’s largest hunger-relief programs, including a fresh foods shopping market, teaching garden, and weekly healthy living and nutrition classes. Situated in the heart of Denver, Metro Caring distributes between 4,000 to 6,000 pounds of food, baby items, and personal care products in helping to meet the nutritional and health needs of up to 500 people every day. Many of these people are disabled, seniors, or work at low-paying jobs that do not provide a living wage.
Canned chili is a high-protein meal, and one can of chili weighs about one pound. Let’s be generous, as we always are, and meet or exceed the challenge. We can help Metro Caring in their goal of eliminating hunger in the Denver Metro area.