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January Food of the Month: Canned Corned Beef Hash


The Outreach and Justice and Witness Committee conducts a monthly food drive at church to benefit the Backpack Program as part of their 'Making a Difference' mission. Last year the Backpack program has not benefited from the monetary gifts as in previous years, so it was decided to help their cause in this way. Each month Justice and Witness will be asking for specific food items that would be nutritious for the children that are eligible for this program at John Winthrop Middle School and at Valley Regional High School. Currently there are 9 children who receive a bag of food each Friday to supplement their food for the weekend. There is basket in the Narthex where you may leave your donation. We thank you for your participation in this Outreach project.






First Congregational Church in Essex

United Church of Christ

6 Methodist Hill

Essex, Connecticut 06426

phone:  860-767-8097

fax:        860-767-7855