River Food Pantry

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Food Pantry

Members of the congregation have been knitting or crocheting prayer shawls for distribution at area hospitals.. With our proximity to the University of Wisconsin Orthopedic Hospital they have become a recipient of many of these

If you're interested in participating in this ministry we have patterns available. Completed shawls can be left with Pastor Rob for distribution.

Habitat for Humanity

As you fill your own cart, please consider grabbing a few extra supplies. Bring them to Burke, place the goods in the basket marked "Food Pantry" in the Narthex. Cash donations are also welcomed.
During November we will be collecting items for Thanksgiving dinner. This includes stuffing mix, pumpkin pie crust boxed mix, canned pumpkin pie filling, canned yams, canned vegetables, instant potatoes, and similar items.

During Lent, our parishioners donated over 1500 pounds of food to help the River Food Pantry!

​Prayer Shawls

We actively participate in Stewardship projects through Lutheran World Relief. Quilts, School Kits, Baby Care Kits and Personal Care Kits are assembled each year.  

In 2018 we sent to Lutheran World Relief:

200 Quilts

75 School Kits

50 Baby Care Kits

50 Personal Care Kits

We are a host church for Dane county and volunteer and support several build days each year.

Burke Lutheran Church

Lutheran World Relief


Small Church,

Big Impact

On the 3rd Friday of each month 3 volunteers from Burke are needed to help with food distribution. If you can help,  sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. You need to arrive by 4:30pm and are usually finished about 8pm.

Fill the Altar

Burke made 101 quilts to send to Lutheran World Relief. Ninety additional quilts were made and given to River Food Pantry, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army and the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe. In addition quilts were given to High School graduates and for baptisms. Our quilters meet every Wednesday morning from 9:00 til noon.

Burke Lutheran Church Women were featured in the Sun Prairie Star. Read the full article here.