Abney Chapel ACS Center Partners With Faith Communities to Distribute Food

November 22, 2021
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Adventist Community Services continues to serve as a resource for communities around the North American Division. Though we are still in the middle of a pandemic, various ACS entities have found ways to actively be engaged in ministering to the needs of their community members who are facing hardship. The city of Fayetteville in North Carolina is one of several cities that have been affected by the ups and downs of the economy and many have found themselves lost in this environment. The ACS Center of the Abney Chapel Adventist Church began communicating with other Adventist churches and faith communities around North Carolina to determine how they can be of assistance. Through these conversations, ACS Coordinator Judy Toney, was able to organize a Food Distribution day on November 14, 2021, where she convinced around fifteen partner organizations to set up Distribution Sites in their community. “The day turned out to be a great success and enabled us to not only give goods but pray and serve as a resource connecting those often forgotten with help both today and into the future,” stated W. Derrick Lea, ACS Director for the North American Division.