Begun in 1989, it operated out of a closet in the John Knox Social Hall. In 2007, several other local churches joined the effort and the food bank changed its name to the KEIZER COMMUNITY FOOD BANK. At John Knox we continue this ministry through donations of food, and through volunteers who stock the shelves on Wednesdays, and serve clients at the Thursday distribution. In 2017 we discerned there was a need for non-food items which are essential to running a healthy home which either can not be purchased with the SNAP cards, or are not purchased with cash donations to the Food Bank.
JANUARY FOCUS ITEMS
TOILET PAPER, PAPER TOWELS AND FACIAL TISSUES
For information on how to help, contact Jim Johnson, Operations Manager, 503-931-7612
John Knox Community Garden
“The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.”
In 2009 the John Knox Community Garden was created to:
nurture the growth of food for our gardeners, neighbors and community,
build and strengthen community
promote earth-friendly practices and sustainability through gardening.
There are twenty-four plots averaging 15’x 15’ plus seven raised bed boxes, 4’x 12’
For available space, please contact the Garden coordinator, Mary Jo Emmett at email@example.com or call 503 930-0975.
Congregations helping People (CHP) is a coalition of Salem and Keizer churches that works out of First United Methodist Church in downtown Salem to assist people with emergent financial needs. By combining our resources with others, we can help meet the needs of more people.
John Knox Presbyterian Church, 452 Cummings Lane N, P O Box 20968, Keizer OR 97307