Chandler church offers community free food - East Valley Tribune: News

Chandler church offers community free food

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2009 1:57 pm | Updated: 2:18 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The Voyage Church in Chandler is handing out boxes stuffed with breads, cereal and other nonperishable foods between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Food bank requests excess harvests

Collecting food for needy is easy; let's do it

Charitable organizations see demand grow

 

E.V. food banks feeling economic pressure

The 2-year-old church, which started holding services in a Gilbert movie theater, moved to its current location at 670 N. Arizona Avenue in April, said Pastor Jeremy Harper.

The 125- to 150-member congregation had been looking for ways to serve its new community when someone slipped a note under the door, Harper said.

“It said there’s a lot of hunger in this neighborhood,” he said. “So we did research to find out how many kids in this area are going without food. There is no reason kids in our community should be going to bed hungry.”

The church that occupied the building before Voyage moved in had a food pantry, Harper said, so Voyage Church members decided to do the same.

Volunteers arranged to buy food in bulk from United Food Bank in Mesa, package it and hand it out to families in need every Saturday, Harper said.

Anybody can come to collect a food box without fear of being obligated to attend Sunday services, he said.

For more information, call (480) 707-1592.

  • Discuss

Facebook

EastValleyTribune.com on Facebook

Twitter

EastValleyTribune.com on Twitter

Google+

EastValleyTribune.com on Google+

RSS

Subscribe to EastValleyTribune.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px
Your Az Jobs