Crainville food distribution helps more than 100 families – WSIL TV – WSIL TV

Crainville food distribution helps more than 100 families – WSIL TV – WSIL TV

CRAINVILLE, Ill. (WSIL) — A record number of families turned out at Love & Truth Church in Crainville Friday morning for a food distribution.

Cars filled the parking lot and wrapped around two blocks as volunteers loaded fresh produce, meat and even a few cleaning supplies. More than 100 families attended the event.

Organizers say the turnout is evidence that there is still a growing need in the community as the pandemic continues. The distribution is a combined effort between Crainville Baptist Church, Love & Truth Church, and the Village of Crainville.

Crainville Baptist Church pastor Cody Knapik says, the group came together last year at the start of the pandemic with plans for three distributions, but the need continued.

“We’re called by Christ to help our neighbors to be able to combine and have that relationship, and to just say, ‘Hey, we’re here with you, we’re here for you,'” says Knapik. “This has helped a lot of us fill out what we feel is called by God with our mission to make the Earth a little bit better.”

The community effort is supported through the St. Louis Area Food Bank, making the distributions possible each month through April. Another food giveaway takes place next Friday in Carbondale, organized by Laborers’ Local 773 at the Banterra Center at 9:00am.

Published at Sat, 30 Jan 2021 04:51:05 +0000

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