Pastor’s Garage Food Bank in Guthrie Meets Needs
February 1, 2021, 12:00 PM

Most of us have heard the phrase, "Big things come in small packages." Well, there is a small congregation in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Our Savior Lutheran Church, to be exact, that has been rolling up their sleeves for the past seven years and helping with the needy and homeless communities. Pastor John Rumsey III and his wife, Karen, along with others from their congregation have been helping with feeding the poor for several years, and when the local Episcopal church could no longer continue the ministry of serving meals to the hungry, Pastor John and Karen decided to turn their garage into a weekly food bank. As a result, they have received various donations from individuals and businesses who also want to help. Recently, one church member donated two large freezers to hold left-over cooked chicken from a local restaurant as well as other meats, fruits and vegetables.  On top of all that, several members of Our Savior have generously supplied the food bank with extras to make sure everyone has enough food to eat every week. Even with the pandemic, there has been no backing away or closing down for this garage hand out! Food is needed more than ever! This small "donation center" provides enough food to feed one hundred people weekly. It is open every Wednesday from 2:00 - 5:00. If you are interested in assisting with this much needed ministry, please contact Pastor John Rumsey. Your congregation may also be ready to participate in a similar outreach. Pray for courage and for the Holy Spirit to guide you as you creatively plan activities with social distancing. Stepping out in faith is key to being productive as well as sharing Christ with others.

By Grace Rohwer