Live Civilly began as a family project supported by the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Moorestown, and has grown over the last three years into a community-wide effort that serves more than 200 people a month, according to Live Civilly President Kahra Buss.
Live Civilly has continued to support the pantry through volunteer, food and financial contributions as the Ministerium Partners have increased their participation.
At the same time, the number of patrons increases monthly and the need in our community grows larger.
In an effort to help offset financial needs, Live Civilly recently became one of the many independent agencies fighting hunger in the United States to take The Feinstein Foundation Challenge.
The Rhode Island-based Feinstein Foundation is an organization that has donated collaborative funds to independent, local, 501c3 non-profits that fight hunger for the last 16 years.
For every can of peas, box of pasta, jar of peanut butter or dollar donated to Live Civilly (Live Civilly/Moorestown Ministerium Pantry) through April 30, the Feinstein Foundation will provide complimentary funds.
Any donations, cash or in-kind, directed to the ExCELS Snack Program, the Live Civilly/Moorestown Ministerium Food Pantry or any other Live Civilly nutritional outreach vehicle, including the Community Garden Projects this spring and summer, will count toward this challenge.
Donations from the Food For All campaign, which is running through the Moorestown Public School district, will count toward this effort as well. The Food For All monthly food drive is a collaborative community event which will occur on the second Friday of each month at each of the six district schools.
The bounty from this event will be shared with the Live Civilly/Moorestown Ministerium Pantry, the Bethel AME Food Pantry and the First Baptist Church Food Pantry.
For more information about Live Civilly, contact Kahra Buss at firstname.lastname@example.org.