Granger Community Church will host an annual food distribution today
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – The Granger Community Church is holding its annual food distribution for families in need on the Granger and Elkhart campuses on January 23 at 9 a.m.
Food Delivery provides food to over 6,000 families across Michiana each year. The Granger Community Church has been organizing the annual food distribution for years and this year plans to pack more than 1,500 boxes full of food that will go to shelters, pantries and neighborhoods in Michiana.
“Pantries and shelters, they’re often running out of their holiday supply right now, so we want to help bridge the gap so we can continue to help feed the hungry and only the needy.” said Ted Bryant, pastor leader of the Granger Community Church.
Each year, community members come together at Granger Community Church to help pack boxes of food and load them onto trucks for delivery. They help thousands of families in 10 towns in Michiana. This year the event will take place outside in the parking lot and not inside the church to ensure that volunteers can socially distance themselves.
Food boxes go to 12 local pantries, three homeless shelters and 12 neighborhoods. Along with non-perishable items, Senior Pastor Ted Bryant said there will be hand-drawn pictures of Granger’s children’s ministry in each box, along with prayer request cards.
“At this time of year, and especially what happened last year, people are so disconnected. yes they need basic food needs but they need connection they need to hear someone say or see a picture and some words of encouragement to know that there are people praying for them and who think for them, ”said Bryant.
The event will begin with a virtual rally, which can be viewed on a smartphone, and volunteers will receive instructions which they can view on their phones. You can click here to see the rally and the instructions.