During Lent, help provide Easter dinner to residents of Warren Village—a place where single-parent families can achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency—and bring donations of non-perishable food items to help stock the shelves of Metro Caring—Denver’s frontline hunger-prevention organization. Read on for details on how you can help!
Help provide Easter dinner for Warren Village families
Augustana continues its annual tradition of providing Easter dinner baskets for 106 families living at Warren Village, a community where low-income, single-parent families can achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency. Each basket costs $37 and includes a ham, canned fruits and vegetables, dinner rolls and a fruit pie. Contributions are due at Augustana by Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, March 25. Make checks payable to Augustana Lutheran Church and note “Warren Village” in the memo, or donate online at www.augustanadenver.org. A $500 Action Team Request has been granted from Thrivent.
Volunteers are needed to help pack baskets.
This is a great family activity! The food will be delivered to Warren Village, and we will assemble the food baskets there. This gives us the opportunity to be closer to the people we are serving and to tour the facility. Volunteers from Augustana will meet at the Warren Village office (1300 Gilpin St.), Sunday, March 25, 12:30 p.m. Or, Augustana will offer bus transportation to Warren Village, departing from the Fairfax entrance at noon and returning about 2 p.m. Contact Augustana’s office (303-388-4678) to reserve your place on the bus.
Thank you for both your gifts and your service for Augustana’s support of single parents and their children as they work toward a brighter future!
Support the Lenten food drive
Augustana continues its tradition of helping stock the shelves of Metro Caring with a special food drive during Lent. Although Augustana’s people generously donate food items for Metro Caring throughout the year, special emphasis on caring for our community’s hungry is encouraged during Lent — almsgiving for the poor being one of the three classic disciplines in this season.
About Metro Caring
Metro Caring’s diverse approach to fighting hunger includes a fully stocked fresh-foods shopping market, healthy living and nutrition education, and tools and resources for self-sufficiency. Metro Caring is passionate about providing nutritious food to those who face economic hardships and helping them become self-reliant.
How to help those in need
Please take the following list with you to the grocery store. Bring your food donations to the Metro Caring boxes located at the Fairfax entrance to Fellowship Hall below the sanctuary between Ash Wednesday, February 14 and Easter, April 1. Thank you!
Suggested Shopping List:
Look for “100% whole grain,” “unsweetened,” “no sodium/salt added,” or “low sodium” on labels.
- Shelf-stable milk/milk substitutes
- Canned beans
- Peanut butter
- Canned vegetables (with no or low sodium)
- Low-sodium canned soups
- Brown rice
- Nuts (unsalted)
- Whole-grain pasta
- Low-sodium canned stews
- Whole-grain, low-sugar cold cereals
- Canned tomatoes
- Dried fruits (no sugar added)
- Cans of corn
- Canned tuna
- Dry beans
- Rolled oats
- Canned fruit (in juice, not in light or heavy syrup)
- Canned chicken
- Seeds (unsalted)
- Low-sodium pasta sauce
- Popcorn kernels (not microwave popcorn)
- Unsweetened apple sauce
- Olive or canola oil
- Chicken/beef/vegetable broths and stock