“We like to make the community aware,” explained Sherii, Lake Highlands Post Office Manager. “We think it is important that our workers and those who we deliver to understand the impact we can collectively make.”
That is the heart behind a neighborhood-wide food drive that is facilitated by the Lake Highlands Post Office, and for the past few years the donations have helped hundreds of our Program Members to receive a variety of canned goods and donated items that we typically cannot provide for them. United States Post Office Workers distribute bags throughout Lake Highlands that urge residents to donate non-perishable items, that would in turn be picked up by the Post Office workers and given back to the community.
The founding principles of the Elks Lodge are our guiding light. They are charity, justice, brotherly love, and fidelity. As members of Elks Lodge #71, we look for ways to fulfill these principles. Steve Conway, Community Activities Chairman, finds local organizations we can take an active role with. That is what led us to Feed Lake Highlands. Some of our Elks members attend church at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church (which sponsors FLH). This affiliation made FLH a perfect way for Elks Lodge #71 to spread brotherly love and charity.Read more
On May 8th, we celebrated our final Wacky Wednesday before the summer break. The end of the school year was not the only reason for our celebration. We were also excited to have several of our friends from “100 Women of Lake Highlands” stop by. They presented FLH with their $32,000 gift. We can’t wait for the 15 passenger van this gift allows us to buy! EPIC students will ride in cool comfort this fall, thanks to a working AC and let’s not forget... 4 working doors! (no more climbing in and out of the passenger door for us!)
Wacky Wednesdays started thanks to the vision of Ms. Tammy, one of our EPIC team members. She wanted a day when we could all be silly with the kids, and so Wacky Wednesdays were born.
In the START program at Feed Lake Highlands, we have an acronym that guides our strategy for ministry with our 6th-8th graders: J.O.Y. Jesus. Others. Yourself. There is a hierarchy of importance in J.O.Y. Jesus comes first. Others are second. You come last. This is a memorable way to understand what we do at START. We want to help our preteens and young teenagers put Jesus first through Bible study and lessons on prayer. We put others second through regular service activities. We put you last through monthly recreational field trips.Read more
EPICade was an awesome success! The FLH campers and their leaders planned, prepared and participated 110% during the months of April and May. Much laughter filled the New Room and much information filled our minds. The campers learned about ENTREPRENEURSHIP, themselves and the Lord. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons were spent discussing financial goals, budgets and lemonade stand designs. And of course -- what flavor would be served. Blind flavor taste testing was so much fun for everyone present! Next year we are upgrading and offering two flavors, along with water! In a cup with a lid and a straw!Read more
Earlier this month our youth worked hard in some neighborhood homes to raise money for camp! These kids who participated in the Youth work day are attending KAA and/or Pine Cove camps this summer. They were so motivated to get to camp that even the rain and muddy gardens didn’t get in their way.Read more
We give thanks to God for Sue Smith, long time member of Lake Highlands UMC and very active servant of God for many years with the church family and Feed Lake Highlands. Sue passed away in 2018, but her legacy and example lives on in the hearts of those who served with her and those she served.
A recent memorial service at Presbyterian Hospital where she served as a nurse marked the one year anniversary of her welcome home party in heaven.
On Wednesdays over at FLH’s Food Distribution, program members eat well! They start with banana and zucchini bread made by our resident health care specialist, Faith and Community Nurse Katy Jensen! Then they have the opportunity to shop our canned goods and frozen proteins. In between those two stations they make a stop at the overflowing fresh produce tables and receive their portion of the day’s wonderful choices of squash, peppers, apples, oranges, cucumbers, etc from Sharing Life. We are blessed by our partnership with Lake Highlands Community Garden and Northpark Presbyterian Hydroponic Garden for their greens and tomatoes. You should stop by to see these tomatoes - and taste one while you visit!Read more