Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is firmly committed to alleviating hunger, particularly in our local region. In 2011, the church donated $7,450 to the Allamakee County Food Shelf.
The Food Shelf wrote the following to Our Savior’s:
We thank very much for your support and contributations to our organization. Without you, we could not continue to serve the needs of the citizens of Allamakee County. We can cost share $11 worth of food and supplies from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo for your donation of $1.
The Allamkee County Food Bank’s needs keep rising. In 2004, they distributed 62,637 pounds of food to 79 families. In 2010, they distributed 129,610 pounds of food to 120 families.
Our Savior’s also made a financial contribution to the United Methodist Sunday School Giving Tree Outreach Project. Angie Colsch, director of the project, wrote the following to Our Savior’s:
We would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thank you for your tremendous support of the Giving Tree Outreach Project. With God’s grace and your generous donations, we were able to provide the joy of opening Christmas gifts to 120+ members of our local communities including Lansing, New Albin, De Soto, and Waukon. Not only were gifts provided for children, there were grocery and gas certificates for families, laundry baskets filled with daily needs items, food boxes, and gifts provided for elderly and special needs adults in these communities. This surely not only brightened their holidays but also provided them with some needed support during these difficult financial times. Your donations have provided a great deal of assistance with this project.