A story from the food pantry
Intown Food Pantry is a ministry DHPC supports through food contributions and with volunteers. The following story is from Gene Lewis, the Pantry Leader.
A few Saturday’s ago, after pantry time was over …….
I was preparing to leave, along with two volunteers from one of our sponsoring congregations, when there was knock on the window. It was one of our pantry regulars who explained that they were completely out of food. They asked if I would provide food even though the pantry was then closed. We agreed to provide food.
During the interview our guest explained that they had difficulty sleeping because they were sleeping on a thick pad in an apartment that had no other furnishings.
We also learned that this guest was grateful to have the apartment because previously they had been homeless for some time. Getting the apartment at Booth Towers was a blessing.
We provided the food and our guest departed.
One of the volunteers who had helped pack the food for this guest called me the next week. She advised that she was extremely moved by the plight of our guest. She had replaced her queen size bed and frame and wanted to offer it to our guest. I contacted our guest and made the offer which was accepted.
This past Saturday, October 22, our two volunteers delivered the bed and set it up for our guest.
On Saturday evening I got a call from our guest who was in tears of delight to have a bed. He found it unbelievable that this had happened for him as a result of that conversation. The guest asked me to thank everyone at the pantry for the difference we are making in their life.
I take this moment to thank each of you on behalf of our guests for the transformational work of Intown Collaborative Ministries which happens as a result of your service. Thanks be to God.