One Year and 1,000,000+ Pounds of Food When Reverend Kendra Smith thinks about it, it’s hard to believe it’s been one year since Kingdom Fellowship AME Church started to distribute food in its Baltimore, MD community. Under the church’s Kingdom Cares ministry, the church created a “Grab and Go” food pantry program, initially to provide
To celebrate its 140th anniversary, Emmanuel AME Church in Durham, NC, gave a gift to the community – free gas cards! The idea came to Sr. Pastor, Rev. Akil Dickens, shortly after he moved to the area. He had been appointed to lead Emmanuel AME only two months earlier. “One Friday night, I was going to
As Texans faced unprecedented freezing temperatures in mid-February, many area churches jumped into action, providing help to those in need. Places of worship across the state opened their doors to serve food, provide heat, electricity, and hot showers for their communities. Meanwhile, churches from other states also responded quickly, developing donation drives with Givelify’s online giving platform to collect and send resources to their neighbors after this major winter storm.
Twice a month, Yemi Salau gives his time to feed his neighbors. Every other Saturday, he volunteers to load boxes of food into the cars of more than 200 families. “You notice different kind of cars. I see new cars and old cars. You can’t really tell by the cars who is in need. I’ve
In the past year, we have seen images of cars stretched for miles waiting for a single box of food. Some food bank directors report that people have lined up and slept overnight in their cars to guarantee they would receive food. In other cases, drivers run out of gas as they wait in food