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August 29, 2007
Albany -- Approximately 35 million people, including twelve million children, live in homes across the country that experience hunger. Albany's First Apostolic Church is doing its part to help those in need here in our own "backyard."
A non-profit organization called Americall sent a semi-truck down from Tennessee to deliver boxes of food and other items to the church.
Volunteers at the church will then be responsible for distributing those boxes to hundreds of people who otherwise might go hungry. "It's a problem that's world-wide," says First Apostolic Church pastor, Betty Jackson.
Jackson and members of her church are trying to do something about that problem. "We're just a church that believes in doing it God's way," says Jackson.
Her church is partnering with two non-profit organizations, the Americall Group and Feed the Children, to help those who can't help themselves. "We're the agency that they chose to sponsor this," says Jackson.
Jackson and volunteers will hand out vouchers to approximately 400 people, and those vouchers entitle a person to several boxes filled with goods.
"There will be not just one box per person, but there will be two boxes. One will be a food box and the other one will be a personal hygiene box," says Jackson.
"We would like for everybody who's in need to please come out and get some of this food," says Lillie Thomas, one of many church volunteers who will help distribute the items to people in need.
"Whatever the need is, it's on the truck. There's no discrimination," says Thomas.
But rather a way to for both Jackson and Thomas to do their part to help those less fortunate. "We're just glad to be helpers in the vineyard, kingdom of God," says Jackson.
The church will begin delivering the boxed items Friday.
If you or someone you know has a need and could use any of the boxes, you're asked to come out to First Apostolic Church located on 421 Lumpkin Street here in Albany.
For more information, you can call pastor Betty Jackson at 395-7042. Jackson is asking that you bring some form of identification.