The Newark Empowerment Center (NEC) is staffed by a Friendship House professional and supported by hospitality volunteers primarily supplied by faith community, including our faith family at St. Thomas’s. They serve Newark’s citizens in need, and right now they are in need. They have a critical need for “Go Bags”.
Because there are so few free meals served in Newark, the Center distributes Go Bags to homeless clients every weekday. With enough food for one meal, a typical Go Bag will have a variety of nonperishable food items. The Newark Empowerment Center (NEC) is located in the Newark United Methodist Church at 69 E. Main St., Newark, but we are making a collection of Go Bags here at St. Thomas’s: the box is located right outside of the office. Please consider contributing.
EXAMPLE GO BAG
gallon sized ziplock bag with the following:
protein serving (pasta, stew, tuna or chicken soup)- flip top cans only
granola or cereal bar
8-16 oz. juice
peanut butter/cheese crackers
fruit serving (single serve peaches, mixed fruit applesauce, raisins)
napkin and plastic spoon
dessert optional (single serve pudding, cookies)