God has an incredible purpose for your life and part of that purpose involves your connection to your church and community. At Buffalo Covenant, our mission is to glorify God by being disciples, who make disciples of Jesus Christ. One of the first steps in making disciples involves reaching people in our communities with the good news of Jesus! This could involve a community outreach or a short-term missions trip. Below are opportunities for serving our local community. Buffalo Food Shelf The Buffalo Food Shelf is a Christian, non-profit, community-based organization supplementing food and hygiene items to those in need within the community of Buffalo. It is through the city of Buffalo’s generosity and the grace of God that we can continue in our mission to feed the hungry in our community. Website: buffalofoodshelf.com Phone: 763-684-1699 Address: 301 12th Ave South, Buffalo, MN Love Inc., Big Woods The mission of Love INC is to mobilize the church to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. Love INC is a way for local residents and church members to be actively involved in alleviating poverty in the Buffalo-Hanover- Maple Lake areas. This is accomplished by a telephone clearing house set up, where requests for help are received, screened, and fulfilled, usually within 7-10 days, by volunteers from churches and the community. How can you be involved? 1) PRAY! For the executive director, the volunteers, and especially the people served. 2) VOLUNTEER! Any time or talents you are willing to share are welcomed. Contact the volunteer coordinator at the email address below. 3) GIVE! Check out the website below for specific information on contributing financially. Website: loveincbigwoods.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 763-682-2550 Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels is a community-based service that provides fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout Buffalo. In addition to regularly providing healthy foods, caring volunteers provide social connection that helps meal recipients remain living independently in their own homes. With the help of Meals on Wheels programs, seniors and people with disabilities get the nourishment and human connection needed to support daily activities, while reducing the need for medical support. For some recipients, these daily meals are the difference between living in their own homes and moving to a nursing home. Buffalo Covenant Church provides the drivers for the Buffalo area during the months of April and October. If interested, look for sign up sheets in the Commons in March and September. Buffalo Community Breakfast Six times per year, Buffalo area churches, in partnership with the Buffalo Community Center, host a free Breakfast for the community. Buffalo Covenant Church’s month to serve is November. Look for sign up information in the Commons during the month of October.