Free food distribution may help 1,000 families

On Thursday, May 14, at Northside Baptist Church, Convoy of Hope will deliver a truckload of dairy and other products that will be distributed to families in the area.

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response.

Northside Baptist Church is working with other nonprofit agencies to help try and alleviate food insecurity during the pandemic, and will be the hands and feet on the ground during the distribution.

“We have seen the great need in our community during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Veronica Washington, community outreach coordinator at Northside Baptist Church. “We hope this can help the burden so many families have right now when they have to decide on how to pay their bills or feed their family.”

This isn’t the only way the church has been caring for those in need during the crisis. It is working with the organization Community Hub, which has delivered tens of thousands of meals since the COVID-19 crisis began.

Since mid-March, over 300 Convoy of Hope truck deliveries have been made to 46 states.

“We have a goal of providing 10 million meals,” said Jeff Nene, the national spokesman for Convoy of Hope. “We’ve received overwhelming positivity. Kindness is one of the cornerstones of Convoy of Hope.”

It will be a no-contact distribution, and volunteers will place the food items into the truck or vehicle or where directed by the recipient. People will drive up, receive their items and drive off.

The food distribution begins at Noon on Thursday at Northside Baptist Church, 333 Jeremiah Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262.

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