High 5: Draper Pantry Feeds Both Body And Soul
Aug 12, 2020, 7:05 AM | Updated: Sep 13, 2020, 10:35 am
DRAPER, Utah – The coronavirus pandemic has had an effect on everybody in different ways – including people who get essentials from food pantries.
Volunteers at one such pantry said the people they serve were a little hesitant to pick up their food at first because of fear of the virus. However, the pantry is running strong once again because of their studious efforts through the years.
The Adventure Church in Draper is a busy place. Each week, volunteers go through donated food and sort it out, find out what the families need, get it ready in boxes, and then had deliver it to the people in their cars.
It’s been going strong for about 20 years – about as long as the Adventure Church has been around. The pantry was started by someone at the church who wanted to help hungry people in her community.
“You know, the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 — she said, ‘You know, we should call it Jesus Feeds,'” one of the pantry volunteers recalled. “So that was the start. We helped people who were hurting emotionally and financially.”
Those they serve don’t just come for the food — they also come for the love and prayers.
“They come into the parking lot and just sit around because they’re like extended family here,” another volunteer said.
Two of the church’s pastors said it’s for all these reasons that this food pantry is a very special place that does it all – even during a pandemic.
America First Credit Union is donating $1,000 to the Adventure Church’s Jesus Feeds pantry to help keep them going strong.
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