Nappanee United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Knowing Christ and Making Christ Known

Mission Project


Million Can March

City-wide Food Drive

It all began in 2004, as part of our “Reaching out Together” during the 40 Days of Community. We held a city-wide food drive and called it the Million Can March.  We didn’t collect a million cans of food, but we did end up with a total of 9,033 cans of food. The project was so successful, it's now an annual event each November.

We place an empty grocery bag on the door of each home in Nappanee. With each bag is an attached a note explaining our Food Drive and asking the household to fill the bag with non-perishable items and return it to their porch the next Saturday, when we return to pick up the bags.

All of the food collected is given to the Open Door Food Pantry housed in the old train station at Depot Plaza.

Our congregation, young and old, joins together to collect boxes and boxes of food.  We use this as an opportunity to show the love of Christ Jesus in Nappanee.