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Thank you from the Food Bank of Lincoln


Thank you from the Food Bank

The people of Southwood are very generous.

You give your time – in 2021 more than 2400 hours of volunteer service.

You share your talents – the Piecemakers tie hundreds of quilts and the Garden Crew grows tons of produce each year.

You share your financial gifts – special offerings during holidays and Mission Sunday support the many ways our church serves our community and global partners.

One of those partners supported has been the Food Bank of Lincoln. Southwood has been partnering for many years with the Food Bank to feed our community. Our partnership has grown in response to the growing needs of our neighbors because of our shared values and our appreciation that we are able to accomplish more by working together.

So, when the Food Bank asked for Southwood’s help with their building campaign, it wasn’t a question of if we could help but how. And because of your generosity, Southwood was able to give $55,000 to the Food Bank’s building campaign.

“Dear Southwood Lutheran Friends,

My heart is still bouncing thinking about your support of our Raising Our Response campaign. Not only your generous financial gift but the gifts of your understanding, encouragement of the Food Bank’s work and most of all the firmly rooted senses of dignity, empathy and hope you have for the neighbors we serve together”.

Thank you, Michaella Kumke, CEO and Executive Director of the Food Bank of Lincoln

MissionNews & Updates

Posted by Malissa Pauling

Malissa works with Southwood’s mission partners to provide volunteer opportunities. She also leads short-term mission teams in serving with our sister church communities in Honduras and Tanzania. Malissa was a volunteer long before she was a staff member. The experience of serving for her and her family was life-changing. She hopes to provide that same opportunity to everyone at Southwood.

She and her husband, Jason, are proud parents to Kelsey, Caden and Brady. They are fierce Iowa State Cyclone fans and love to travel.

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