It’s the longest-running — and most musical — support effort for the Interchange Food Pantry! Every month Interchange board members and volunteers Diane and Dave Roidt revise a popular song with words that creatively reinforce the food pantry’s mission and message. Then they perform the song, always with special flair, for the congregation at Village Church. Here is their June 2017 song, which changes up the words to the popular song from 1904 which celebrated the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the St. Louis World’s Fair.
A special thank you to Village Church for their commitment to the Interchange Food Pantry. The pantry continues providing guests with a well-balanced array of nutritious and fresh food. And by inspiring more than $220 in contributions to Interchange, the song now helps Interchange make good on that commitment!
Meat and Rice to Make Chop Suey
(to the tune of Meet Me In Saint Louis Louis)
Meat and rice to make chop suey – that’s a healthy pair.
Dried cranberries, tart and chewy – “Tasty!” they declare!
Packs of crackers, crisp and “Ritz”-y,
How they’d love some cookies “Spritz”-y!
Hungry folks come to the pantry. Will they find help there?
We don’t ask a fortune, do we? Just what you can spare.
So, my friends, please don’t say “Phooey!” Have you coins to share?
There’s such hunger in the city.
Will you help to fill the kitty?
We’d be ever grateful – truly! You fulfill our prayers!