Food For The Poor Helps Florida Churches Distribute Aid to Families in Need

Parkridge Church distributed food, water and household products on Saturday.

Parkridge Church, working with other Broward County, Florida, churches, distributed food, water and essential household products from Food For The Poor on Saturday to families still struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hundreds of cars lined up for the drive-through distribution at the Coral Springs church.

Volunteers from Parkridge Church, Chinese Baptist Church of Coral Springs, Parkridge Korean Church, Our Destiny Church, Iglesia Communidad de Parkland, and Cross United Church of Lighthouse Point organized and sorted the goods on Friday and loaded them into the vehicles of grateful families on Saturday.

FFTP donated the goods, which were provided by partner World of Giving.

In addition to food and water, the goods included paper products, women’s shoes, cleaning products and personal hygiene products such as shampoo and hand sanitizer.

Pastor Eddie Bevill, of Parkridge Church, said volunteers become the hands and feet of Jesus as they serve the community.

“Our hope is to provide more than just physical help, but also spiritual help,” Bevill said. “When you’re serving, you’re growing.”

Although the pandemic has eased and businesses have reopened, many families face higher costs for housing, leaving less money for food and basic household items.

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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Michael Ireland