Lion of Judah Church Fights Food Insecurity in Church Parking Lot
On a February afternoon, twelve volunteers from the Lion of Judah Seventh-day Adventist Church braved the cold to share food and hope with families in need in the Waterbury community, right in the church parking lot. More than 65 members from the community were waiting in line for groceries to be dispensed. Volunteers told the families they simply needed to bring their bags, park their vehicles or walk in, and line up.
“Our mission is to end food insecurity in our community of Waterbury, Connecticut,” says Pastor Edgardo Herrara. “Every other Wednesday our Food Pantry Team, in partnership with Foodshare Mobile Food Pantry, provides meals and groceries to those with food insecurity. Since we began in July 2022, more than 500 clients have come to receive fresh vegetables, groceries, and bread. There is nothing better than serving people!”