Brooklyn Park Church Gives Away Food to Neighborhood Families Every Friday
Edinbrook Church in Brooklyn Park collects food from their church members and gives it away to people in need in the community every Friday afternoon. Anyone who is in need of food can drive by the church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
“It’s a simple food drive,” explained Mark Thurston, one of the organizers of the event. “A group of us thought there’s needs out there. People have been furloughed or have lost their jobs. There’s got to be people who can’t get out and do shopping. So, we came up with this idea to have a food drive.”
The food drive is in its third week. Every Monday and Thursday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., church members and community members can drop off bags of food. Organizers compiled a list of nonperishable food items that people should include like nonperishable almond milk, mac and cheese, tuna, or applesauce. Then, community members in need can drive by the church on Fridays between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and a volunteer will come out and place the items in the person’s vehicle. The volunteers are wearing gloves and masks.
“It’s very easy and no strings attached,” said Thurston. “We just want to help people. This is about the church being the church.”
Edinbrook Church is located at 4300 Edinbrook Parkway North in Brooklyn Park. You can learn more here.