Last weekend, COVID-19 didn’t stop members of Ebenezer United Methodist Church from continuing their mission to help the community.
Church member Patsy Herndon said the giveaway had nothing to do with the pandemic but continuing with their mission to help others. For a few hours, people drove up and received the bags.
The event stemmed from a mission, which is the brainchild of Patricia Quick and Tammy Goings, who saw a need to feed others.
Goings said it was through the women’s group that they established a missions group that gives food away.
Donations come from members of the congregation bringing in food monthly and Campbell Soup Company.
The members of the United Methodist Women’s Group have done it for the last two years. Patsy Herndon said canned goods are given away every six months while produce is handed out in the summer.
“It is good to do this,” she said.
The members of Ebenezer United Methodist Church returned to having services at their church on June 14.
Since the pandemic started, services were held on Zoom.
Herndon said it helps those with serious health concerns and the elderly to be able to participate.
The pandemic has led to the church canceling its annual chicken bog luncheon, which is free to the public.
Quick said it was a chance for everyone to come together to fellowship and eat.
It is something the members miss doing.
Herndon said it was a way for them to meet people and find out what their needs are.
“If people need something, we try to help whenever or whatever,” she said. “We never know when it could be us that is in that situation.