Feeding the Gulf Coast’s Mobile Pantry Program, Lifehouse Fellowship Church, and Higher Ground Baptist Church worked together to provide food for the hungry in Irvington. Nine thousand pounds of food were given to those in need of a helping hand. Since there are few grocery stores in South Mobile County, residents are in need of help. Approximately seventy people volunteered for the event. One volunteer from Lifehouse Fellowship Church shared her experience.
“If we meet somebody’s physical need, it opens a door to meet their spiritual need as well,” said Tena Spann.
Feeding the Gulf Coast used to be known as the Bay Area Food Bank. The nonprofit has a variety of programs aimed at helping the hungry throughout south Alabama, south Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle. For example, the nonprofit’s Afterschool Snack Program feeds children along the Gulf Coast during after school hours.
There are many opportunities to get involved. Visit feedingthegulfcoast.org to see a full list of ways you can contribute to the organization.