Hope Lutheran Church organizes canned goods altar for Thanksgiving

Services at Hope Lutheran Church look a little different these days. The Church is building up its altar with canned goods set to be donated to the Sioux Falls Food Pantry for Thanksgiving.

It's a first-of-its-kind donation drive.

"We bring in a small bag of food and wonder how far it actually goes, see how it builds every week, how much we are actually giving people to try and help them along," Hope Lutheran Church member Rickie Clary said. "This is God's work with our hands which is what the Lutheran church is about. Spreading God's love and grace to everyone no matter what."

Buying wood for the altar was made possible thanks to a $250,000 grant from Thrivent Financial.