Othello Pathfinders Fill Food Baskets

December 18, 2013 | Pathfinders | Denise Colley

The Othello (Wash.) Pathfinders began their annual food outreach program for the holiday season well in advance. The last Wednesday of October they walked through the neighborhood surrounding the local Adventist church handing out notes and empty grocery bags. The notes explained the annual food drive for needy families and invited households to leave filled bags on their porches the next week or expect a knock on their doors.

The next Wednesday, the Pathfinders returned to those houses and picked up filled grocery bags from the neighborhood. Overall, 688 items were collected for food baskets. Jose Monzon, Othello pastor, worked with the assistant principal from the local public middle school to get the names of families who needed food baskets.

The church's goal is to connect church families with the needy families, to befriend them and to reach out to them during 2014.

The holidays are a busy time of the year for the Othello Outreachers Pathfinders as they help those in need.