Eleven people from Broadway went to work with Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank in Kimball, West Virginia. The food bank receives a monthly donation of food from Operation Blessing International - founded by Pat Robertson in 1978. Wal-Mart used to donate food, but they went out of business.
On the third Saturday of the month, Bob & Linda McKinney - the directors of Five Loaves distribute at least 125 grocery buggies full of food to those in need. Many of the people receiving food camped-out overnight to be in line on Saturday morning. The need is great - hunger is real in America. 1 out of 6 people in North America are undernourished.
How can you help? You might not be able to travel to West Virginia, but you can support Global Hunger Relief, which is Southern Baptists' initiative to fight hunger in North America and throughout the world. Global Hunger Sunday is October 8, 2017 - 100% of every dollar given goes towards meeting hunger needs. Encourage your church to participate, encourage the children at your church to use bread banks ($75 for 50 banks from WMU) to collect change to meet hunger needs. Learn more about Global Hunger Relief here.