"God bless them," said Ava Hendrix of Union. "If it wasn't for them, I don't know what we'd do in these times."
Hendrix was one in a sea of people in line waiting to receive food assistance from The Potters House this morning (Saturday, June 26) during the Jonesville church's June food distribution event which was held at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Union.
"This church is doing a lot to help," Hendrix said. "And we really appreciate their help. There's a light at the end of the tunnel yet."
"It's a godsend," said Pollie Robinson of Jonesville about the church's food program that helps people in and around Union County get much needed assistance.
"I think it's awesome," added Miriam Millwood of Jonesville who also was one of the many waiting in line this morning to receive food. "God sent us this . . . God sent us The Potters House."
Potters House pastor Don Moore said he arrived at Tabernacle today around 6 a.m. and people already were waiting in line to receive food. Most started coming around 7:30 a.m. and by 9 a.m. — when registration began — the Union church's parking lot was full with several others parking in different locations nearby.
"You just about name it and it's here," Moore said about the food and other items the church was distributing today. "We have got way over 30,000 pounds of stuff."
Distribution was originally set to begin promptly at 9 a.m. along with registration but Moore said volunteers started filling boxes and giving them out earlier to beat the heat.
Find more information on Saturday's food distribution event and how its first time in Union went in the Tuesday, June 29, edition of The Union Daily Times.
Also, find additional photos from the event at our Facebook page.