Churches step up as local food banks face shortages of food, manpower
As most U.S. states close schools and hospitals prepare for the worst, the global coronavirus crisis has drastically changed daily life. Measures are intended to maximize social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Yet churches are also responding to food shortages. Pastor Scott Sauls of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn. related how their local outreaches will continue during the crisis.
“We are moving towards the most vulnerable to love and help them,” said Sauls in a phone interview. “Christ gives us the ability to live in faith, rather than fear and self-preservation.”
“We are extremely concerned,” said Anna Kurian, spokesperson for North Texas Food Bank. “There are actually 800,000 food-insecure people across north Texas. When a disaster happens, people turn to food banks for support.” […]