For the second year, Eden UCC hosted a book fair at the Affton Christian Food Pantry to kick off the children’s summer. All school age children of the Pantry received 2 brand new books; younger children could select some used books as well. Thanks to all who staffed the Pantry during the two-week book fair when over 150 new books were distributed. Made possible by a literacy grant from the Deaconess Foundation.
Eden members partnered with other South Side UCC churches to staff two locations (Benton Park and Fanetti Plaza) to give books to children being served by Food for the Hungry mobile van meal program. Dozens and dozens of books were distributed during the 10 week Summer Meals program. Thanks to the Eden volunteers that stepped forward to help staff several weeks at the two sites.