Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Kingdom is the Lord's and He rules over the nations.

This article was published in The Natchitoches Times July 21, 2009...

Ministry continues mission of feeding the hungry
More than 42 volunteers from six area churches assembled and distributed food to 300 families in July.

In random order are Patty Doughty, Ryan Palmer, Elizabeth Lirette, Renee Lirette, Thomas Lirette, Stevie Lirette, Christopher Lirette, Anthony Lirette, Nicholas Lirette, Kate Bergeron, Kayla Bergeron, Ashley Bergeron, Justin Bergeron, Kim Hennigan, Missy Hennigan, Leneigh Hennigan, Olivia Steinke, Maria Steinke, Emmalynne Steinke, Johannah Steinke, Akeem Hall, Stephen Bonner, Sedejah Hall, Dana Holmes, Shundale Holmes, Emanda Hollingsworth, Quanisha Holmes, Alma Grigsby, James Carter, Quilla Anthony, Margaret Brooks, Helen Walters, Jo Ann Knighton, Jasmine Ayatey, Pat O'Con, John Jarvis, Betty Milner, Sherry Shaunessey and Paula Jarvis. Not shown are Sherrill Milner and Tricia Steinke.
Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:56 PM CDT

The flocks are fed in Robeline. Triune Ministries founders John and Paula Jarvis of Robeline and more than 40 volunteers from area churches work together to feed approximately 300 families per month. Volunteers from Redeeming Love Fellowship in Shreveport, United Methodist Church and River Community Churches in Natchitoches, Marthaville First Baptist Church, United Pentecost Church and Rivers Of Water Churches in Robeline join forces to assemble and distribute boxes of food for families meeting low-income guidelines. The Robeline Food Pantry, housed in the former Robeline Elementary School building, began in 2001 when they distributed food to 40 families.Paula Jarvis said, "We are outgrowing (that building) and hope to move the operation into the gymnasium in the near future. We need donations of about $350,000 to get the gym operational.
"The food bank is open to families within a 25-mile radius of the facility. "Although we would never send anyone away that needed food," said Jarvis. "There is a group from Coushatta that comes to pick up food for several households in that area because last year two pantries closed, one in Natchitoches and one in Winnfield. "The program relies on monetary donations from the public to make the grocery purchases. A one person household will receive about 25 pounds of food and two or more living in a household will receive 50 pounds. "Each month there are different food items, but I will say that we try to give the best food possible. This month, in addition to the bulk boxed food, we gave everyone a 9 pound turkey," she said. The program has reached many over the years, from both the giving and receiving sides of the grocery counter. It was founded on a desire to help others. "God called us to this area to help those in need, and to help those who want to help those in need. It has been a blessing," said Jarvis.
Distribution is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month.
Call 472-8610 for qualification details or to donate to the food bank or gym fund.
Thank you Natchitoches Times for your article.
His is the power and ours is the privilege!

1 comment:

  1. Great article! Thank you for posting... since I don't get the paper I am never aware of what is in there.