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We’ll Leave Our Lights On



By St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Volunteers 


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — “Serve those in need with gentleness, compassion, and love.”

Feeding the hungry isn’t a job for just one church. It takes a group of friends who believe that together we make a difference. For the sixth consecutive year, there will be a Thanksgiving Food Drive called “We’ll Leave Our Lights On.” Sanctuary lights will shine in 20 Hutchinson churches on Wednesday, November the 15th, from 5 – 7 p.m. The Food Bank of Reno County suggests the donation of these items: Hamburger Helpers, pastas and pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly and jam, saltine crackers, mac and cheese, dry cereals, instant oatmeal, canned meats, canned fruits, canned soups, instant potatoes and instant rice, and pancake mix and syrup.
The donated foods will benefit both the SVdP pantry and the Reno County Food Bank.

Donations may be brought to any participating church, including Holy Cross where you can drive up to the front steps of the church where our volunteers will collect donations from your vehicle.

Thank you in advance for your help again this year. We are “neighbors helping neighbors.”


Churches involved in helping this year:

  1. Cedar Crest Amish Mennonite
  2. Center Amish Mennonite
  3. Community Church of the Brethren
  4. Crossroads Christian
  5. Crosspoint
  6. Emanuel Lutheran
  7. Faith United Methodist
  8. First Congregational
  9. First Mennonite
  10. First Presbyterian
  11. First United Methodist
  12. Grace Episcopal
  13. Holy Cross Catholic Church
  14. Journey Mennonite
  15. Living Hope FWB
  16. Macedonia Baptist
  17. New Covenant Presbyterian
  18. Park Place Christian
  19. Tenth Avenue United Methodist
  20. Trinity United Methodist