Done-in-a-Day gives those with limited availability opportunities to participate in one-time service projects. Prospect United Methodist’s Faith in Action Committee is asking you to share your time in one of the following done in a day projects. If you are interested in helping in any of the following projects, click here.

Food Share

Foodshare is a regional food bank that works toward that vision by getting food donations from the food industry and distributing them to 300 food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, and other partner programs.

One of their goals is to involve the entire community in our work to solve hunger — that means us! One of the opportunities they offer is to help with food sorting which means we would work a 3 hour shift either in the morning or afternoon inspecting and sorting frozen meats, bread, produce, and other food items.

Fight Against Hunger

PUMC collects the following items to put in snack bags for kids in our community.

  • Single serving meals
  • Single serving cereals
  • Single serving applesauce or fruit cups
  • Juice Boxes
  • Snacks

Family Promise of Central  Connecticut

Family Promise, an organization that uses places of worship to host homeless children and their families.

Host congregations serve as the foundation for Family Promise of Central Connecticut by becoming temporary homes to meet basic human needs for safe shelter, nourishment, and positive relationships with other people.  First Congregational of Bristol is a host congregation.

Prospect United Methodist is a support congregation for First Congregational. Volunteer support at each host congregation ranges from, but is not limited to, preparing a hot meal for dinner, interacting with guests during the evening, and/or sleeping at the church over night with the families.  Saturday activities include set up and break down of beds, and laundering linens after their host week.

The host congregation (First Congregational) would also be in need of donated breakfast foods such as cereal and individual snacks that the guests can take with them during the day.