Church to feed Albany - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Church to feed Albany

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:34:32 GMT
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested in the below case last night. From: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:09 AM To: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Subject:   22-14-008228  RobberyMore >>
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested Tuesday evening for snatching the tip jar at Carrol's Meats on Philema Road.
    More >>
  • What you need to know before riding an ATV

    What you need to know before riding an ATV

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:50:06 GMT
    A safety warning following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.      A man died in Liberty County when his 4 wheeler crashed into a tree.  A woman and her two young grandsons died in Walker County whenMore >>
    A safety warning was issued following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.   Experts say you should not operate ATV's on public roads. You should wear proper gear such as gloves, goggles,  and most importantly a Department of Transportation helmet.More >>
  • Daycare providers face deadline

    Daycare providers face deadline

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:14 GMT
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has posted application packages for new and returning providersMore >>
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The purpose of the program is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years. Programs are offered at local public schools or through private providers of preschool services.More >>

For the fifth year straight, the people of the First Apostolic Church in East Albany will hold a food drive.

The church will be partnering with Teleperformance USA and Feed the Children.

"Trying to get children fed and families fed really means a lot especially in a town like this, since it is considered very improvised and a lot of people aren't aware of that," said Teleperformance USA Representative Jessica Hermanson.

Not only will food be delivered, but basic hygiene products as well, such as toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant.

Hermanson says the food drive will help lift the spirits of the community especially in such economic uncertainty.

"It's just a big burden off of their shoulders to actually have someone help like that. I think that's a really big thing especially in this community," said Hermanson

The pastor at First Apostolic Church said the public won't even recognize the church Friday.

There will be a crowd of 400 people wrapped around the church and going out to the street.

Although hunger in the US is nothing compared to the current famine in Somalia, Hermanson says helping the community in your own back yard is just as important as helping people overseas.

"You see people across the world you want to help, but when they're right here in your own community it makes you feel that much better about really helping because it's like first hand," said Hermanson.

In order to receive a voucher to obtain food and supplies you must have proof of identification. Only the first 400 people will receive supplies starting at 10 Friday morning.

According to Forbes Magazine, Albany is one of the most impoverished cities in America. That's why organizers of the food drive say this matter really hits close to home.

Hermanson and the rest of the folks at First Apostolic hope for a great turnout Friday, and remember it is first come, first serve.

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow