Crossroads World Outreach
There are many in Lexington County who need help feeding their families, and their numbers are growing.
Fortunately, there are many churches lending a hand. I want to tell you about one of them.
Crossroads World Outreach Center in Lexington has perhaps the biggest food distribution ministry I have written about.
Betty Franks showed me around their family life center where they have 8 freezers and refrigerators filled with food for the needy, and a large dry pantry full of shelf stable foods.
Most of it comes from donations from the community, some businesses and other food ministry programs.
On Presidents Day they received 493 pounds of food. In January and February, they received 24 thousand pounds of food.
The food doesn’t stay very long as they get it out quickly. They are currently serving 50-60 families and individuals per month.
Their pantry is open to the community on the third Wednesday of the month from 9 am - noon and for local emergencies. They have meat, deli and bakery products, produce and some canned goods.
The pantry ministry started in 2003 as a local ministry that used donations from nonprofits in the area including Harvest Hope Food Bank.
They did not expect to be the food ministry giant that they are today. God had bigger plans and made things happen. They are now seeking to acquire a walk-in freezer that will expand their capabilities.
Betty told me that, “we value partners in ministry. We are all on the same team to share God’s people. And we have to communicate effectively to maximize the effort.”
Do you have a ministry that you want to talk about? Contact me at 803-348-0243 or Chuck.firstname.lastname@example.org