Alfred Street Baptist Church - "Feed the 5000" Food Service Project
Post date: Sep 30, 2013 3:11:13 PM
Easy Bins Roll-off Dumpster Rentals of Northern VA, donated a bin to the Alfred Street Baptist Church to assist with their "Feed the 5000" Food Service Project. The Alfred Street Baptist Church (http://www.alfredstreet.org/) is located in Alexandria, VA and Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley is the Pastor.
"Feed the 5000" Food Service Project
Feed the 5000 Project is a food service mission of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) in Alexandria, VA. It is the vision of our pastor, Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, who saw a great need in the local community and sought God on how to give “real time” help to families experiencing financial challenges. Nearly one in 10 Virginians live below the federal poverty level, according to the Virginia Poverty Task Force.
The core of our mission is to emulate the biblical miracle where Jesus Christ fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves of bread. We believe Christ’s action speaks to the value of sharing resources and the humanity of meeting the immediate needs of those who lack.
In it's inaugural year 2012, Feed the 5000 provided one week’s worth of groceries to more than 3,400 men, women and children. This milestone was met because of the partnership Alfred Street established with ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically), a renowned service organization with deep roots in the Alexandria community.
Feed the 5000 Project is funded by the generosity of the Alfred Street Baptist Church congregation, friends and supporters. If you would like to support this event financially, please click above. ASBC is working closely with the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) in Alexandria to identify families that qualify for federal assistance. Applicants are required to register with a local DCHS office or with Alfred Street Baptist Church, via web or in person prior to the event.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.