Ebenezer Community Church in Brooklyn Park Hands Out Free Groceries
Ebenezer Community Church in Brooklyn Park was a popular destination on Friday as members of the congregation handed out free groceries to any visitor who drove up to the church’s front door.
“As you are aware, we are in a national crisis, a global crisis right now, and a lot of people are having some difficult challenges,” said Pastor Francis Tabla of Ebenezer Community Church. “And we felt that since Mother’s Day is right on the horizon, we should be able to practice that which we preach. That is to provide spiritual food but also physical food to our community.”
Volunteers handed out items such as juice, eggs and paper towels to anyone who drove up to the church on Friday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. When cars pulled up to the distribution area, the volunteers placed the items in the vehicles’ back seat or trunk to maintain social distancing.
All told, the volunteers provided groceries to about 150 vehicles during the three-hour event.
“The church is a community-based church and the community looks to our church for leadership in so many ways – immigration, you just name it,” Pastor Tabla said. “And we just feel blessed to have this opportunity to identify with the community in such difficult times such as these.”
Ebenezer Community Church organized the grocery distribution in collaboration with Caring for All Inc., and the Kofa Foundation.
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