Granger Community Church to hold annual food drop today

NOW: Granger Community Church to hold annual food drop today

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- Granger Community Church is hosting its annual food drop for families in need at both the Granger and Elkhart campuses on Jan. 23 at 9 a.m.

The food drop provides food for over 6,000 families throughout Michiana every year. Granger Community Church has been doing the annual food drop for years, and this year they’re planning on packing over 1,500 boxes full of food that will go out to shelters, food pantries, and neighborhoods in Michiana.

“Food pantries and shelters, they often times run out of their holiday stockpile right about now, and so we want to help bridge the gap so that we can continue to help feed hungry people and just people in need,” said Ted Bryant the Lead Pastor of Granger Community Church.

Every year, community members come together at Granger Community Church to help pack food boxes and load them up onto trucks for delivery. They help thousands of families across 10 cities in Michiana. This year, the event will be outdoors in the parking lot and not inside the church to ensure volunteers can social distance.

The food boxes go to12 local food pantries, three homeless shelters, and 12 neighborhoods. Besides non-perishable goods, Lead Pastor Ted Bryant said there will be hand-drawn pictures from Granger kids ministry in every box, along with prayer request cards.

“This time of year, and especially what happened this past year, people are so disconnected. yes, they need the basic needs of food, but they need connection, they need to hear someone say or see a picture and a few words of encouragement to know that there are people out there praying for them thinking for them,” Bryant said.

The event will start with a virtual rally, that can be viewed on a smartphone and volunteers will be given instructions they can view on their phones. You can click here to view the rally and instructions. 

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