(Delaware County, PA)—Bread of Life Assembly of God Church in Upper Darby has joined a four-state, multi-church initiative that will provide 1,000 boxes of free food to food insecure residents of Upper Darby and vicinity beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 21 in the parking lot of Upper Darby High School.

The “Feed the Hope” food donation event will be simultaneously duplicated by 13 other churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware that are part of the Feed the Hope collaboration. Utilizing trained volunteers, wearing masks and following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus safety protocols, each church will distribute 1,000 food boxes, containing 40 pounds of food staples, such as milk, meat and vegetables. 

“We are excited to participate in this wonderful Feed the Hope initiative just before the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Allan Gangadeen, a Bread of Life Church deacon and leader of the local Feed the Hope initiative in Upper Darby. “At a time when so many in our Upper Darby community are struggling because of the financial impact of COVID-19, we are demonstrating the love of Christ by meeting the needs of families in our region.”

Led by Christian Life Center (CLC), a Bensalem-based, missionary-focused and outreach-based church, which is donating the food, Feed the Hope’s overall goal is to deliver 500,000 pounds of nutritious food in pre-packaged boxes to families in need in communities throughout the four-state region. “Our goal is not political or social. We are a group of unified churches who desire to infuse the hope of Jesus into at-risk communities with a gift of food,” says CLC Lead Pastor Mark English. “Churches have a mandate in God’s Word to be vehicles of reconciliation. We have decided to lock arms with other like-minded churches and become agents of change in our communities. Food distribution is just the beginning.”

Joining Bread of Life in the local Feed the Hope effort in Upper Darby will be its Spanish-language sister church, Iglesia Casa de Dios Fresca Uncion Internationacional (Home of God Fresh Anointing Church), which shares space with Bread of Life at 110 South State Road in Upper Darby. Home of God Fresh Anointing Church will have Spanish-speaking volunteers on hand to provide boxes of food to Spanish-speaking residents. Both churches also will provide prayer in English and Spanish for those in need of prayer.

“Esta es una forma de llegar a nuestra comunidad de una manera muy tangible y hacerles conocer el amor de Cristo,” said Pastor Nolberto Guerra, lead pastor of Iglesia Casa de Dios Fresca Uncion Internationacional.

For more information about the Feed the Hope multi-state food donation initiative, see http://www.feedthehope.org.