Start-up church hosts festival to help the hungryIf you are reading this early enough, there is still time to help volunteers from the community attempt to raise 25,000 meals for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.
By: Sarah Alabsi, Duluth Budgeteer News
If you are reading this early enough, there is still time to help volunteers from the community attempt to raise 25,000 meals for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.
The event is set to take place at Lakes Ten Cinema on Saturday, Aug. 17, according to Northern Light Christian Church, which is leading the
If you’re wondering why you aren’t familiar with this group, it may be because it hasn’t started meeting yet. The church will start meeting on Sept. 22 at the Lakes Ten Cinema. The meal fundraiser is just an example of service projects the Northern Light Church would like to do in the area.
“As new neighbors in the community, our desire is to partner with local organizations to serve people in the community,” stated Michael Hunter, the lead pastor of the start-up church.
The free event will start at 10:30 a.m. with games and amusement and carnival activities. Food will be provided along with kids’ favorites like popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones.
At 12:45, a family-friendly movie will be playing inside the theatre, according to Northern Light Christian Church.
The goal of 25,000 meals — the monetary equivalent of $5,000 — is set to be raised through private donations and corporate sponsorship.
Although the event is free, tax-deductible donations from the public can be given at the registration tent on the day of the event or by mailing them to Northern Light Christian Church, 5255 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown MN 55811.