How church plans to feed 400 families for the week

Posted at 8:54 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 20:55:01-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Midlothian church plans to give out a week's worth of groceries to hundreds of families in need Sunday.

Hundreds of bags were stuffed with food, hygiene and cleaning products inside The Chapel's Midlothian campus Saturday.

Pastor Brandon Samuel said the church partnered with the Convoy of Hope organization about six weeks ago.

Through that group they were able to assist about 450 families last month, according to Samuel.

However, Samuel said the congregation quickly realized there was still a need, so church members started bringing food to be packaged and boxed up.

"We wanted to do more than just pray for people. We wanted to do more than just say, 'Hey, God loves you.' We wanted to show the care of God, the concern of God in a way that actually connected to people's needs and resources," Samuel said. "This is other ordinary people who have a love for other people, who don't want people to feel alone, don't want people to feel isolated and don't want people to feel like they don't care."

The church will be hosting a drive-up giveaway at The Chapel's Scott's Addition and Midlothian locations from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The food and supplies will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

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