Canned and Boxed Food Donations
When collecting foods for the local food pantry we can keep in mind the homeless by realizing that they don’t have anywhere to cook so donating food items that are ready-to-eat but will also last is helpful. At Arlington Community Church we collect boxed and canned foods each week and deliver them to Dutchess Outreach’s on The Veteran's of Dutchess County food pantries. With donated foods, you can look for sales! Please remember, if bringing box or canned food from your home cabinets they must be unopened and not expired.
Each week we deliver donated bread from Friehofer's to Dutchess Outreach's soup kitchen and to Hudson River Housing Homeless Shelters
Each month we purchase individual water bottles for Dutchess Outreach for their "Meals to Go" program. Dutchess Outreach serves about 300 Meals to Go each day to the food insecure in our community.
School Supply Drive for A.S. May
We collect school supplies and stuff backpacks starting in August for a September delivery to A S May Elementary for families that could use some help with the beginning of the school year costs for school supplies
Fall Arlington Street Fair
We have a booth and ministry presence at this very busy yearly community street fair on Raymond Avenue directly in front of our church.
Salt of the Earth Sermon and Supper
We meet every Wednesday at 5:30pm for a time of singing, a Bible message or a testimony and a complete fellowship meal. You do not need to be a member of the church to come worship and have a meal of fresh made soup, salad, a dinner of meat, vegetables and a starch. There is always a dessert and hot beverages, Come and eat and relax with friends as we sup together. All are welcomed.
“Do not show ill will toward the needy… Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore, be generous toward those who are poor and needy.”(Deuteronomy 15:9-11)