New Journey is also deepening its relationship with Extended Hands Food Bank (EHFB) by having a bin for the food bank in the back of the church. Each month the food bank lets us know what they are in need of so that we can target our food collection to fit their needs. We will be organizing a volunteer team to help stock the shelves at the food bank.
For the first two Sundays in September, New Journey collected food for the 9/11 Food Drive. This Food Drive came into being as an attempt to bring something positive out of our remembering the events of 9/11. It is an interfaith effort that includes The Fountains United Methodist Church, the Islamic Speakers Bureau Temple Soleil and numerous others. New Journey is currently the only Lutheran congregation to participate. The food collected was divided between Extended Hands Food Bank in Fountain Hills and the Cultural Cup Food Bank in Phoenix.