Spring is here — our favorite season for abundance!
It’s a great season to get busy like the Easter Bunny, sharing hope, hopping, and goodies wherever you go!
The FUUD Pantry at Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church is offering the perfect Get Up and Give activity for folks and families of all kinds this season: The Springtime Stockup!
How the Springtime Stock Up Works
- Download the pdf of the Springtime Stock Up List
- Shop, collect, or make a scavenger hunt of the items on the list
- Hippity-hop your haul over to the FUUD Pantry (see hours below)
Springtime Stock Up FAQs
Do I receive bonus points if I wear bunny ears while shopping?
I like to color outside the lines. Do you have to do the complete list?
You do you! Every-bunny has their own way of shopping for goodies for others!
I have a lot of rusted, dented, and expired foods in my cupboard, plus open stale cereal. Will that do?
Uhhh no. Please throw that out. We are not allowed to accept expired or opened products.
Can I share this list with others?
Heck yes! Feel free to share our Springtime Stock Up List (Party in the Aisles — whoop!) with anyone or any group who wishes to participate. The FUUD Pantry is always in need of shelf stable food.
What hours can I drop off the food?
Our hours for drop-off are Tuesdays 1:30-5:30 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to Noon. Or you can call or text for an appointment. Some-bunny will be happy to assist you: 913-228-2993
What Is Easter, by the way?
The date of Easter, when the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place, changes from year to year.
The reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox.
Not everyone celebrates a Christian Easter — many folks celebrate this time of year for the transformative experiences that are revealed in nature.
The Season of Easter is quite similar to other major Christian and Jewish holidays which have evolved over the last 200 years or so. In all of these holidays, Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together.
Spring pagan celebrations were a way to rejoice in the rebirth of nature and to ritually act out this seasonal change, many of them are in fact similar or even the same as the ways modern families celebrate Easter.