Harvest 2020: Feeding the Multitude food box giveaway Saturday

Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 3:00 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A local church will be giving out boxes of food to those in need tomorrow.

Thirty-First Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian will be hosting the Harvest 2020: Feeding the Multitude food box giveaway starting at 8 a-m Saturday. Over 1,000 boxes will be given away. The event is a collaboration between the church and Helping Our People Excel (H.O.P.E.) Ministries, Sunday School Live, Bobby’s Community Center, and Uncle Jerry’s Farm.

“When you think about the economic impact that we’re all under socially, physically, with the coronavirus, with all the injustice, we just felt that it’s harvest time and we wanted to just provide some nutrients in terms of produce and vegetables to the people,” says Tammy Thompson, the founder of H.O.P.E. Ministries. “I just want everyone to think in terms of ministry, and really this is not about any position or any particular person, it’s basically making sure that we come together and meet the needs of the people.”

A voter registration table will be set up at the event. Organizers plan to host the drive every Friday in August.

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