Thrivent Financial and local churches raise funds for local food shelves

For the second year Thrivent Financial, North Shore Chapter 31313 has invited willing Cook County churches to take a supplemental food shelf offering on a designated Sunday in March. 

Though all area churches already have planned regular means of contributing to the local food shelf, six area congregations agreed to join the special offering effort with Thrivent offering supplemental funding of $600. 

On, Sunday, March 17, $2,110 was collected among these six churches: Bethlehem Lutheran, Lutsen Lutheran, Trinity Lutheran, Cornerstone Community, Evangelical Free and Life in Christ Lutheran, Missouri Synod.  Adding the $600 additional funding from Thrivent Financial, a total of $2,710 will be contributed to Cook County Food Shelf this month.

A similar effort was made in Silver Bay and Two Harbors through cash donations made at local grocery stores on March 16.  The campaign totals for all three North Shore food shelves was $5,692!