Social Concerns

Plans, develops and leads in community assistance programs. A few of these activities are the Women of Grace First, Family Kitchen, Salvation Army Christmas families and providing health and school kits for Lutheran World Relief.  If you have interest in assisting in any of these areas contact Roni Bjorvik at: vbjorik@bendbroadband.com or call her at 541-419-7091 or 541-382-8941.

Salvation Army Christmas

Plans are being put into place for the 2014 Salvation Army Christmas servicing needy families.  Gift tags for children will be available in December.  Once tags are picked-up please return gifts no later than December 16th.  We will also need the following food items for our food baskets:

Instant mashed potatoes                   Cake mix & frosting
Cheerios(Honeynut or plain)              Chili
Apple Juice                                        Tuna
Ramen Noodles                                 Pasta
Soup                                                  Dressing Mix
Catsup                                               Cooking Oil
Pasta Sauce                                      Saltines
Canned vegetables                           Canned fruit
Peanut butter                                    Coffee
Jelly                                                  Sugar
Mac & Cheese                                  Flour
Can tomatoes                                  Brownie mix

We will need monetary donations to help purchase the perishable items we put in the food baskets.  We will purchase perishables the day before we deliver.  Each basket will get a ham or turkey, bread, gallon of milk, eggs, butter, cheese and some fresh fruit.  If you have wanted to help but haven’t found a way to do so, just make your check out to Grace First Lutheran and put “Food Baskets” in the memo section of your check.  If you are interested in helping deliver the food contact Roni Bjorvik at 541-382-8941 or 541-419-7091.

Family Kitchen

Help Feed the Hungry – the third (3rd) Thursday of every month
WHERE:  Episcopal Church, St Mary Annex, 469 NW Wall St, Bend
WHEN:  1pm to 5pm Set up and Food Preparation
5pm to 7 pm Serving and Clean-up
Contact Roni Bjovik for more information – 541-419-7091