Small church distributes over three tons of food

Pastor Jim Walling and Parkway volunteers work together to sort and distribute 7,000 pounds of donated food.

POMPANO BEACH - Parkway United Methodist Church helped a sister ministry, Raven Ministries, to collect thousands of pounds of food during the Postal Worker’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

How does a small church collect and distribute 7,000 pounds of food in one week? The answer is to look for the biggest need. 

The big need was just down the street at Bright Horizons, a special needs school for mentally challenged youth. We found that there were over a dozen students whose families really needed food. 

But the blessing came back to Parkway in a bigger way as autistic and emotionally-challenged students came to help us sort and pack. They along with dozens of Parkway community volunteers blessed hundreds of hungry families, sober house residents and the homeless. God is quickly growing Parkway into a food hub that helps to get fresh food, rescued food and donated food to many hungry people.

According to Raven Ministries website, during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive they "collected & distributed 62,112 pounds of non-perishable food to seven different nonprofit organizations in the tri-county area."

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