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GraceWorks Food Drive a Success

Last Sunday 1,246 people of all ages brought over 17 tons (34,119 pounds) of food list items to Brentwood Baptist. On one of the hottest days of the summer, dozens of deacons and volunteers unloaded cars, sorted, and loaded trucks. Water, Gatorade® and lots of laughter fueled the work. Trucks ferried the goods to GraceWorks headquarters and were greeted by 120+ volunteers who scanned, sorted, and stored each item. 

GraceWorks gives carts of food to at least 500 families per week in Williamson County as part of their ministry to under-resourced and hurting families. Two months will pass before a family is eligible to receive assistance from GraceWorks again. This means that every week there are 500 different families receiving the help they need to put food on the table. In other words, a total of 4,000 Williamson County family units in any two-month period face the profound difficulty of physical hunger. 

God moved His people to respond beautifully to this need through the GraceWorks Food Drive this past week here at Brentwood Baptist. On August 24 long-time members, Sunday guests, and community volunteers all stepped up to the challenge to fill GraceWorks’ shelves for the coming season of need. 

Thank you for being available to be used by God to fill the emptiness of physical hunger. May God use this year’s GraceWorks Food Drive to deepen our understanding of hunger, and of Him as our Source.  

 

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