Serve During COVID-19

How can you service during COVID-19?

A great way to love your neighbor as yourself is stay home, and when you do go out in public, wear a mask.

We do have some of our neighbors that are not doing as well as others and we are doing our best to serve them.

Serve at The Erna Baker Food Bank at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

They are open on Wednesdays at 10:00 am and require masks.

Please let Lance know if you are interested in serving.

Food Drive for The Erna Baker Food Bank at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Thank you very much for your generosity. Please see photos below for our  Food Drive for The Erna Baker Food Bank at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

They serve several families that have children home alone during the day. During the summer, these children do not get hot meals at school. The items and money we collected will help these children easily make their lunches at home.

Homeless Ministry

We have a group who meets weekly to make sack lunches for homeless people. You can help! These sack lunches are dropped off at CAM (Christian Assistance Ministry) and they distribute them.

The Woodland Homeless Ministry Group will meet on Wednesday, August 5 & August 19. They will be accepting drop-off items between 8:45 am and 9:45 am. Please note this time change. The earlier you bring items the better.

Here are the regular needs. (The core group and a very small group of church members are providing both sandwiches and supplies for this Ministry.  After doing this for many months it is getting expensive. It would be great to involve more church members or others in the community bringing in these needed items.)

  1. Make sandwiches — peanut butter & jelly and lunch meat. If using lunch meat, do not put any mayonnaise or mustard. Just dry sandwiches. Please wear a mask and gloves while making the sandwiches.
  2. Paper sandwich bags
  3. Fruit – Fresh such as apples, oranges, clementines, or any fruit cup NOT limited to applesauce
  4. Individual bags of chips
  5. Individual bags of cookies (Not homemade)
  6. Granola bars or Nutrigrain bars
  7. Peanut butter crackers
  8. Individual hard candies like peppermints
  9. Checks made payable directly to CAM (Christian Assistance Ministry) or to Woodland marked Homeless Ministry.

Please drop these items off at the church beside Maresh Hall on Wednesdays between 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. 

There are Homeless Care Hubs around the city. You can volunteer to hand out food & hygiene items. For more information contact Jenny.Garcia@sanantonio.gov. Click here to sign up for a slot to volunteer.

A few other notes from our crew:

To the bag we add a paper towel and a Bible verse.  We do a minimum of 200 bags each time we meet.  If we have enough of every item we keep making them.

Sandwiches are not placed in bags.  They are sent down in a box and CAM adds them to bags when they pass them out.

Any excess of the “bag” items are stored in the kitchen to use when we meet again.  That is what the “inventory” gives you so we know what we really need for the next workday.

Any leftover items are saved to use when we meet again. Leftover fresh fruit and items donated such as water and juice boxes are delivered to CAM along with the bags and sandwiches.

San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank is being stretched pretty thin. Here are a couple of ways you can help.

  1. Give to them through the YouthCUE donation page. YouthCUE has a special event coming soon to benefit the SA Food Bank.
  2. Volunteer at the SA Food Bank. They need many more volunteers right now. Learn more on their site.

Give Blood

Our area blood supply is getting low. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is taking limited donors at a time to help protect everyone’s health. Learn more and set up an appointment at their site.

Make Masks

We’ve received two urgent needs for masks. One from our area’s Child & Adult Protective Services workers and the other is the Children’s Shelter.

We are looking to collect at least 400 masks to give to them. It would be great if these masks had a slot for a filter. Here is a link to a Facebook post that shows how Terri Kirn made masks