Church serves more than 800 families Wednesday

By Charles Warner cwarner@civitasmedia.com

July 31, 2014

JONESVILLE — A local church’s special non-food distribution event drew nearly as many families Wednesday morning as its regular food distribution events.

The Potters Storehouse food ministry serves an average of 900 needy families each month.

On Wednesday, the church held a special distribution, but not of food. Instead, the church distributed a variety of non-food items including school supplies such as pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, paper, and various other supplies. Also included in the distribution were housewares such as curtain rods; cleaning supplies; mops and brooms; over the counter medicine; personal hygiene items for men and women; make-up; hair products; and infant care products such as baby bottles and wipes.

While the church has distributed these items during its regular food distribution events, Wednesday was the first time it had distributed them without also distributing food.

Pastor Don Moore said that despite the fact that the church was not distributing food, Wednesday’s event drew almost as many needy families as its food distribution events do.

“It bustled with activity all day, it went really well,” Moore said. “At last count there were over 800 families that received the items.”

When Moore announced the event earlier this week, he said the church was hoping to distribute 24 pallets of non-food items. He said Wednesday that the church exceeded that goal, but even so, it still has a large supply left that it will also distribute at its next food distribution event.

“We gave 30 pallets of items away and will still have plenty for next regular food distribution,” Moore said. “We will be giving those out and anyone who could not make it today will be able to get those items at our next regular food distribution on August 13.”

For more information about The Potters Storehouse and its food ministry and/or to make a donation and/or volunteer, call Pastor Don Moore at 864-680-3465.