This past weekend LCC staff member Dianna Bonfield delivered a check with your donations to Breakfast with Baby (BWB) at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carol Stream, Illinois. BWB Ministry started in 2019, serving nine families by providing diapers, wipes, formula, baby clothing, baby furniture, equipment, and toys, and serving a hot sit down breakfast.
During COVID, BWB transitioned into a Drive Thru Ministry and served an average of 80 to 90 families. On September 17, Our Savior decided to go back to pre-COVID services for BWB, allowing families to come into the building to shop and have a sit-down breakfast as a family.
To be able to serve the increasing number of families coming for assistance, Our Savior expanded the ministry. To purchase more supplies and equipment to expand the ministry, they spent over $4,000, which drained the ministry's financial resources. The check with your donations was a timely Godsend for this ministry.
Breakfast with Baby has been such a dynamic, exciting outreach ministry for Our Savior that they would like to encourage other congregations to consider starting a BWB Ministry in their community. Our Savior has written a free start-up guide that is available for the asking. If you are interested in this ministry, contact Our Savior Lutheran Church at (630) 830-4833.