By R. E. “Ernie” Weatherholtz, III Outreach Coordinator, St. Barnabas, Charleston
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church has received $500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. St. Barnabas Lutheran Church will use the gift to provide food purchases and nutrition education in fighting hunger in our community.
“St Barnabas would like to express our sincere appreciation for their very generous gift of $500 to our One Big Mission Program, which helps so many of our St. Barnabas neighbors,” said Johnny Brown, President of the Church Council.
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation Grant will be used to further support the St. Barnabas Lutheran Church’s One Big Mission Outreach Program. St. Barnabas provides groceries and fresh produce to its neighbors in need living within inner City of Charleston, S.C., and individuals outside the city as food is available. The program feeds more than 50 neighbors.
This grant will help to increase food provided, allowing St. Barnabas Lutheran Church to feed more clients and supply support for nutrition education. The pre-distribution assembly in the church Sanctuary provides time for sharing, developing relationships and guest speakers presenting informative information concerning health and wellness, North Central Neighborhood Association activities and connections to many varied organizations giving donated services to specific needs.
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church is a multi-cultural congregation called to be one family through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its Mission is to share God’s love and welcome all people.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants.