This happened last night, but GraceConnect thought you’d enjoy seeing coverage of Grace College’s Supermarket Sweep. The annual event collects food items for the needy in Kosciusko County, Ind. This report, from ABC 57 in South Bend, Ind., aired on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, includes an interview with Kearstin Criswell, director of student involvement at the college. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article or view the video.
Community invited to shop for donations during 10th annual Supermarket Sweep
WARSAW, Ind.—Grace College student volunteers are inviting the community to participate in its 10th annual “Supermarket Sweep” on October 30.
The college partners with Mission Point Community Church each year to collect items from a grocery store to donate to local organizations.
Director of Student Involvement at Grace College, Kearstin Criswell, is hoping that this year will be “record-breaking.”
“This event is important in just remembering that we are a neighbor, that we live in a community where we have neighbors and at different times we have different needs and sometimes that need could be food,” Criswell said.
Volunteers are providing grocery lists to shoppers at Owen’s Market, located at 2211 E. Center Street in Warsaw, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on October 30.
“Everyone is invited to attend, you just show up to the store. Once they walk into the store they will be greeted by a volunteer who will hand them a list of all of the specific needs that the food banks have asked for. They can shop, drop them off to our volunteers and we can box them up for them,” Criswell said.
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Here is coverage from the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, which was posted on Wednesday evening. Click here to read the complete article.
Supermarket Sweep Benefits Several Local Food Banks
Grace College and Mission Point Community Church sponsored their 10th annual Supermarket Sweep Wednesday at Owen’s Market, Warsaw.
“We partner with Owen’s and a few other local company sponsors for us to be able to put it on,” said Kiira Churchill, mission director at Mission Point Community Church. The event was from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
“We don’t want people in our community to be hungry,” said Churchill. “All of the nonperishable food items go to supporting our local food pantries.”
The nonperishable food will be donated to the food banks of Combined Community Services, Our Father’s House, the Salvation Army, Fellowship Missions and Heartline Pregnancy Center, said Churchill. The baby items also will be donated to Heartline.
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