Built for a Blessing
If you’ve driven by the church in the last few months, you may have noticed a new addition to our parking lot. Excited by the potential impact of our food pantry, one of our youth, Tristan Sanders, took the initiative and constructed a “Blessing Box”. He said, “I had been helping organize the food pantry and in class we saw other churches had blessing boxes. I thought it would be something I could do to give people, who need food, easier access to what we have.”
More than a Box
This uniquely built pantry will provide easy access to help those in our community who may be experiencing food insecurity. People are able to stop by and pick up items to help get them through. Not only is the blessing box stocked with food staples, but there is also items that families with infants may need. Our hope is not only to meet physical needs, but also to open a door to meeting the spiritual needs in our community.
How Can I be a Blessing?
Food insecurity is a real issue in our state. According to the TBMB, 1 in 8 people in Tennessee face hunger, 15.6% of households face food insecurity, and 1 in 6 children face hunger. Jesus said in Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…”. When you meet the physical needs of people like food insecurity, you are being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Since the food pantry ministry began, we have been able to serve many families in our community. If you would like to help keep our food pantry and blessing box stocked, please contact us. You may also give a financial gift at this link (please enter “pantry” in the memo field). All donations will be used to restock the pantry, or buy perishable items for those receiving assistance.