GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church in Greenville gave away boxes of produce to those in need Saturday, September 12th.
“Money is giving through FEMA, USDA, to help the farmers. The farmers in turn blessed us through Greenville Produce. Now, we’re able to make sure our neighbors get free produce..which is so needed right now,” said Associate Pastor Rhonda Grant Jordan.
The church was supposed to hold the event from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the church located at 510 South Washington Street in Greenville. However, church members say people were lined up in their vehicles at 8:30 a.m.
“People ask all the time how can we change the brokenness we see in the world; how can we meet some of the need we see? One way is to share food together,” said Senior Pastor Don Mitchel.
Church members gave away 1 free box of pre-assorted produce per car. The church had a little over three hundred boxes of produce to hand out.