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“It’s one thing to tell you that God loves you, but it’s also amazing to show it in a tangible way.”
FRANKLIN, Ohio (WDTN) – The coronavirus pandemic has left thousands of families across the country food insecure, but a local church in Franklin is feeding hundreds of families more than 6,000 pounds of food.
“I am moved, we want people to know that God loves them,” said Shawn Acrey, senior pastor of Journey Community Church.
Nearly seven months after the start of the pandemic and members of the Journey Community Church say they have seen families struggling to keep food on their tables.
“I don’t know how I could handle this if I couldn’t feed my family, it would be difficult,” Acrey said. “I know there are a lot of ministries in the area that take care of this and other pantries and they really took care of the families, so if I couldn’t feed my family that would be a situation. hard.”
Through USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program, the church ended the evening by distributing a total of 6,258 meat and dairy products to over 100 Franklin families.
“We love to see people receive food, it’s just something everyone needs and it’s always a huge blessing to receive something unexpected,” said volunteer Bethany Conkel. “We have seen so many families, especially in this pandemic, needing a little more and it is a huge blessing.”
Items included chicken dumplings, sausage, cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream and more, plus gallons of milk that will hopefully get families through tough times.
“It’s one thing to tell you that God loves you, but if I can show you in a tangible and unconditional way that God loves you, it will send a better message. “
After the story aired, the grand total of food distributed had been updated to 6,258 pounds.