300 Sack Lunches for
Billings Community Connect
A group from Shiloh UMC came together Thursday, January 23, to assemble 300 sack lunches, and we delivered them Friday morning, January 24, for distribution at the Billings Community Connect event (formerly known as Project Homeless Connect), at the Shrine Auditorium in Billings. Each sack lunch contained: a deli meat & cheese sandwich, chips, fruit, bottle of water, and condiments. A long line was already forming at 8:30 for the 9 am opening. The need is great. We feel blessed to participate, and hope that each person served received a bit of light to shine in whatever darkness they are experiencing.
Billings Community Connect (BCC) is a one-day event, recognized as a national “best practice” in the fight against poverty and homelessness, has been held annually in Billings since 2007. BCC is designed to provide a safe place for those in challenging housing situations or those that are homeless to access numerous forms of assistance in a caring, one-stop setting. Examples of available services include housing assistance, medical care, legal aid, employment assistance, benefit enrollment, bicycle repairs, haircuts, and a meal.