Members of Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley recently raised more than $1,500 and donated nearly 100 nonperishable food items to Interfaith Food Ministry.
Youth at Peace participated in a nationwide drive to support local food pantries on Super Bowl Sunday. The ‘Souper’ Bowl of Caring has brought together more than 10,000 groups to raise more than $90 million for hunger relief since it started with a church youth group in 1990, according to www.SouperBowl.org.
Thrivent Financial donated another $500 to the funds Peace members raised for IFM, regional Thrivent agent Kent Suemnicht said. Thrivent Financial is a national financial services organization with Christian members; Suemnicht is based in Auburn.
Interfaith Food Ministry provides sacks of fresh and nonperishable groceries to more than 850 hungry people in western Nevada County each week.
Peace Lutheran and 19 other area churches support Interfaith, which also partners with area grocery stores and Food Bank of Nevada County.
Peace Lutheran Church is at 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Learn more at www.PeaceLutheranGV.org or call 530-273-9631.