Moms First: Granger church feeds the hungry

A local church will be making an impact on thousands of families throughout Michiana this weekend with its annual food drop.

“We will this year serve more than 6000 families with more than 30 tons of food it's going to be a great event,” said Rev. Mark Beeson, senior pastor at Granger Community Church.

Beeson says about 1,500 volunteers will gather Saturday to pack boxes and then hand deliver them house to house throughout Michiana.

“The hurting and the hungry receive a lot of help during the Christmas event season when supplies are diminished and resources are depleted,” Beeson said. “It’s wonderful for a few of us to give later after Christmas, so we choose January.”

Beeson says you don't have to be a church member to volunteer and the entire family is invited to help.

“Children have a great role to play they design and color many of the boxes when a kid traces their hand and says, ‘We love you on the box,’” said Beeson. “Whoever gets that box gets a whole lot more than food.”

Beeson says this annual food drop will help families make it through these tough winter months.

"That the joy of actually participating and relieving suffering and relieving hunger -- it is one thing to say we care, but it's another thing to carry a box of food to a place where people live who are hungry,” said Beeson. “I love that our people are feeding the hungry."

For more information visit Granger Community Church's website.

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