Caring During COVID

  Caring During COVID  
GOOD NEWS GARDENERS


What’s Next for Gardeners and Gleaners?
Just as the Season of Gleaning Trinity Tuesdays wind down, our backyard gardens are gearing up!  The soil is warm and it’s the perfect time to get those tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants in the ground.  Also a good time to sow seeds (squash, cucumbers, corn, beans) directly into the soil.
Trinity’s Good News Gardeners will continue to meet and enjoy fellowship and gardening advice, as well as receiving free seedlings grown by our local Master Gardeners, as encouragement to “plant an extra row” and donate the resulting produce to a local food pantry.  You are welcome to join them!  Instead of bringing produce (veggies or extra fruit from your trees) to Trinity, you may take them directly to any of the following local pantries:
  • Ecumenical Hunger Program, 2411 Pulgas Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, donation hours 9-10 AM or 12-2 PM Monday through Friday.
  • The Food Closet at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 425 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, donation hours 10-2:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 AM-7 PM Thursday.
  • St. Anthony Padua Dining Room,  3500 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, donation hours 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday.
Fruit tree owners:  need help harvesting?  Please drop a note to care.justice@trinitymenlopark.org.  We’ll get our team together and send some volunteers!
 

Love thy Neighbor, Feed thy Neighbor

May 2021 Fundraiser for Second Harvest


Feeding half a million people in Silicon Valley!


Our local food bank, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley has geared up to serve 500,000 people each month – double the number from the pre-Covid era.  During the month of May, Trinity’s Care & Justice commission is celebrating “Gleaning’s” heartening success and responding to this record level of need by hosting a fundraising drive for Second Harvest. 

Your donations to the “
Love thy Neighbor, Feed thy Neighbor” fundraiser will be multiplied by a double match.  C&J will match up to $5000 and then Second Harvest will double the total.  Normally, every $1 to Second Harvest provides enough food for 2 meals. During May’s double match a Trinity child’s $1 donation will provide 8 meals, her teenage brother’s donation of $10 will provide 80 meals and their parents’ $100 donation will provide 800 meals. 

In all we hope to raise a minimum of $5000 from parishioners at large, plus the C&J match of $5000, to reach the Trinity goal of $10,000.  Compounded again by the Second Harvest match, Trinity’s $10,000 becomes $20,000 or 40 thousand meals from Trinity’s fundraising efforts!   Questions?  Considering a donation from your DAF?  Email Lynn Pieron,
lopieron@gmail.com


“Double double” your donations here today!  https://impact.shfb.org/Trinity
 


 


Season of Gleaning 

“Trinity Tuesdays” are No More!!!


After an incredibly successful year of weekly food drives, the Care & Justice team has concluded the Tuesday drop-off program at Trinity.
Thanks to all our faithful donors and volunteers who made our weekly food drive such a success!

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat… Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25: 35, 40

 

Trinity Care & Justice Christmas project  -  SUCCESS!



Total donations from Trinity parishioners to date are $7,318 plus the $1,500 Care & Justice donation from the Trinity budget  - total $8,818. A total of 115 $50 gift cards were delivered to EHP in time for their Christmas distribution.  The balance of the donations ($3,318) will be sent to EHP for ongoing support. We are deeply grateful for all the wonderful generous support, the families served by EHP are truly in dire need.
 

Prayers for Essential Workers

Care & Justice invites each Trinity household to create a sign offering a thanksgiving prayer and a prayer for the safety of all essential workers.  This includes not just the visible heroes, such as first responders and medical staff, but all of the people behind the scenes working to keep us alive and safe: hospital cleaners, delivery people, trash collectors, etc.  Feel free to use this pdf with our Trinity logo, using your own words and materials from home to produce a sign visible from the street.  Take a photo when it's up and send it to Care.Justice@TrinityMenloPark.org so that we can compile them all as one community offering prayers for those in harm's way. 
 

Supporting Relief Organizations 

The Care and Justice Commission will be providing financial aid to help the victims of the health and economic crisis, both locally and globally.  We invite the people of Trinity to join us in supporting these organizations.

World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen are the "Food First Responders" when natural disasters strike around the globe. Their response to the Covid Crisis includes providing meals to needy families, putting restaurants back to work, and feeding frontline healthcare workers in hot spots around the US. They are seeking both financial and volunteer assistance.


Shelter-in-Place has forced Trinity's partner Home and Hope to move its guest families from transitional housing on church campuses to local motels. They are seeking donations to support unbudgeted expenses of $1000 per week per family.

Care & Justice recently renewed Trinity's annual commitment to GAIA, which is uniquely poised to address COVID-19 with its mobile clinics and nursing program in Malawi.