Diana Todd BCCUCC Be The Change

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Pictured is Diane Todd with her daughter Cate.

Diane Todd and her husband Andrew have lived in Barrington for 25 years and have been members of the BCCUCC for 24 of those years. Their two adult children, Drew and Cate, were raised in our church and attended church school where Diane taught for many years.

For the past 15 years, Diane has been the BCCUCC coordinator for the Christian Community Soup Kitchen held at Park Place Congregational Church in Pawtucket, RI. This ministry is comprised of 11 local churches who rotate purchasing food items, fruit, preparing a warm meal and serving them to the Pawtucket community in need, along with sharing a prayer and fellowship. This occurs every Saturday afternoon. Depending on the season, the number of folks served varies between 40 and 80 and includes adults, children and the elderly – all of whom are very grateful for the warm food and relationships made there.

Diane organizes, coordinates and participates in BCCUCC’s rotations at the soup kitchen. Her outreach efforts result in five runs per year, including a 4th of July picnic that prepares grilled hotdogs, hamburgers, watermelon, etc. Each BCCUCC effort is supported by one or two of our Ministry Teams along with some of their family members and friends. Diane wants you to know your help and contributions are so valued!

Diane became involved in this charity when her children were young teens and her family was seeking a community outreach program in which the whole family could participate. The great lessons learned along with positive feedback have made an impression, because her daughter Cate now volunteers at a similar organization in Somerville, MA.

If you’d like more information on the Park Place soup kitchen, including how to become involved, please reach out to Diane Todd via email.

 

The Deacons want to shine a light on church members whose actions exemplify this year’s motto ”Be the Change.” We welcome your suggestions of folks you feel are doing kind deeds in the community beyond our church walls.