Lucas County Intra-Church Ministries
“We survive on donations,” said Pastor Allen Wiese with the Lucas County Intra-Church Ministries Center in Chariton. “Families can come in one time a month to receive a week’s worth of food to help them through a hard time.” The Intra-Church Ministries is a coop of ten local churches, all working together to help families who have to make difficult choices between paying for food and other household and transportation expenses. Currently 84 families receive help from the Center, up 30% from last year.
Volunteers organize food bundles containing the means to prepare seven hot meals and seven cold meals—a pound of hamburger, hot dogs, cereal, donated breads and canned goods. And now, each bundle will have a pork loin donated by the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms. Thank you to Pastor Wiese and all of the volunteers at the Intra Church Ministries, and keep following us on our journey to donate 22 tons of pork loins!