Pastor Don Moore of The Potter’s Storehouse said the month of May was another big one for TPS and June is shaping up the same way. Again, more than 4,000 people were served food and other items during May, and 40 new families were added to TPS distribution list.
Moore said TPS has an opportunity to shop at Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte on three separate days this month — June 12 (today), 19 and 26 — and purchase food for 5 cents per pound when it is normally 16 cents per pound. Although the price of food will be cut by a third, TPS will still have to pay costs for truck rentals for the trips and fuel, with the total cost of each trip coming to $300-$400. Moore said interested groups, organizations and individuals are encouraged to sponsor a food trip.
“We really appreciate everyone who supports us,” Moore said. “We regret that we continually have to ask for help, but we operate totally on donations.”
TPS also faces a $755 power bill due to Lockhart Power this week.
A fundraiser event was held at TPS on Apr. 28 which raised over $2,000 for the ministry. The event was anchored by local spiritual group Serenity, which has been together since 1999, featuring nearly 20 vocalists and musicians.
Other church choirs and groups also performed, including those from Outreach Deliverance Church, Carlisle Christian Fellowship, New Emmanuel Chapel and others. Participating churches made donations toward the cause.
Moore said the money raised during the event funded TPS operations for a couple of months.
“But this is a new day with new opportunities,” he said.
For more information about The Potter’s Storehouse or how to help, call Pastor Don Moore at (864) 680-3465. Donations may also be mailed to The Potter’s Storehouse, P.O. Box 248, Jonesville, SC 29353.