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Seale Church women launch hunger ministrycomment (0)

March 18, 2010


“I’m 70 years old and have lived a long time, and I’ve never seen as many families who are out of jobs … and children who need as much help as we have right now,” said Carolyn Corcoran, a member of Seale Baptist Church.

She knew she had to help. They all had to help.

So the 12-member women’s ministry of the Russell Baptist Association church organized The Food Bag and registered it as an agency of Feeding the Valley, an organization in Columbus, Ga., dedicated to gathering and distributing food to people in need.

Sponsored by Seale Baptist and Russell Association with help from fund-raisers and special designated donations, The Food Bag delivers food baskets to individuals and families in the community. “The ministry is open to anyone in need, and all they need to do is contact us,” Corcoran said. “The response has been enormous. We hoped we’d be feeding five families a month, but we’re already up to 15 and believe we’ll be able to feed them twice a month.”

The Food Bag is even attracting attention from the church’s brotherhood group, which is seeking to work alongside the women’s group to expand the ministry.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to see us as a loving church (and see) that we are a church that wants to be very involved in our community,” Corcoran said.

Sammy Turner is pastor of Seale Baptist.

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