Neighbor to Neighbor Pantry
St. Luke’s Neighbor to Neighbor Pantry is open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 4:30 – 7:00 PM. We partner with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to provide our visitors with fresh food and beverages as well as paper and personal hygiene products.
Fifth Tuesday Community Meal
We have been supporting the Fifth Tuesday meal served at First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls on each fifth Tuesday for around 25 years. We share the responsibility with four other churches: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Cedar Valley Unitarian Universalists, United Church of Christ, and Community of Christ. Our contribution is to collect monetary donations from the other churches and to purchase the food, which is added to food donated by the other churches.
Members from St. Luke’s frequently participate in the CROP Walk each fall. Funds donated to the CROP Walk are addressing hunger overseas through the work of Church World Services and locally through the work of the Food Bank and the Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center.
Northeast Iowa Food Bank
The generous people of St. Luke’s fill our narthex food basket, and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is grateful for each donation. There is an ever-growing need of gifts of food and personal care supplies. Cash donations are always very welcome, since the Food Bank can use it to purchase food at a substantial discount. St. Luke’s often contributes a portion of the proceeds from its annual Lasagna Dinner to the Food Bank.
Threehouse is an ecumenical ministry aimed at serving college aged students. It is a welcoming place for people to explore and practice their own values, faith, beliefs, and personal identities. It’s safe, warm, and inviting. And on Wednesday evenings worship follows the meal, which is lovingly prepared as part of St. Luke’s food ministry. Ministry staff from several local churches, including Elizabeth, participate in the Wednesday evening services. Whatever is served, and whoever is preaching, the students involved appreciate our involvement.
Meals on Wheels
St. Luke’s is responsible for providing runners for Meals-on-Wheels one week in February and two weeks in September. Organized through the Cedar Falls Community Center, volunteers help deliver meals with scheduled drivers directing the activity. We have regular volunteers, but more help is always welcome.