May Food Drive for PAL

St. Matthew is holding a food drive during the month of May for the benefit of the Hanover Area Council of Churches (HACC) Provide-A-Lunch (PAL) Program. The PAL program operates 365 days/year, providing an average of 90 hot meals/day to those in the community, regardless of need. Since the onset of COVID, meals have been provided on a take-out basis to ensure social distancing. The PAL program currently needs the following items in order to replenish their pantry:

  • CANNED FOOD: Especially mixed vegetables (a constant need!), whole potatoes, vegetables of any kind, and fruit.
  • SINGLE SERVING FRUIT – The type sold in single-serving plastic containers, typically in multi-packs.
  • ZIP LOCK BAGS (all sizes)

There will be a large bin in the Gathering Place, designated for these donations. If you prefer to make a financial donation, please make your check payable to St. Matthew Lutheran Church and write “PAL Food Drive” in the memo line. Or you can donate on line by visiting