This 12 months has been an ongoing problem for everybody. Even throughout the most effective of occasions, there are at all times folks in want of fundamental necessities like meals and shelter.
First Baptist Church of Dayton has been serving our neighborhood via its meals pantry ministry since 2010. This ministry has progressed from serving to a mean of 60 households a month to now aiding 250 to 300 households per week – the equal of greater than 1,000 folks. It’s staffed by volunteers who distribute packing containers of assorted meals objects by way of a drive-thru service.
The church can be visited throughout the week by homeless folks. For such events, the meals pantry volunteers put collectively plastic luggage with bottled water and light-weight meals objects which are saved readily available to assist these with fast wants.
To this point, the meals pantry has been self-sufficient financially because of donations from church members, the neighborhood and the Houston Meals Financial institution.
One in all our devoted supporters is the Colbert Tigers Athletic Basis (CTAF) whose members come collectively annually and make a monetary present to First Baptist Church of Dayton’s meals ministry.
This 12 months’s present from CTAF was offered by Joe St. Julian to First Baptist Church’s meals pantry coordinator Sherry Goff and arrived simply in time to fulfill vacation season wants.