COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

We will do our part to serve others while mitigating and minimizing the risk to our own ACS volunteers and church members. We must be keeping all of us in our thoughts and prayers as we journey through this tribulation together. And remember “grace”: to give and receive grace in our dealings with our family, our volunteers, our community, and the world.

Sung Kwon, Executive Director of North American Division Adventist Community Services

Adventist Community Services Centers around the North American Division continue to provide relief and meet the needs of their local community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for reports shared with us by our conference ACS leaders on the challenges that this crisis has caused on their ACS Centers and Food Pantries, and some ways they have adapted in addressing and meeting the needs of their community. View photos on our Facebook page.

Food Banks around the nation are under tremendous pressure to keep up with the overwhelming demand for food. This is causing a heavy toll on our ACS Food Pantries and Centers who are unable to obtain free food as before. Yet, our volunteers continue to serve families and individuals who are facing even more challenges due to this crisis.

NAD ACS is committed to supporting the operations of ACS Food Pantry Ministries of Local Conferences within the NAD territories (United States, Canada, Bermuda, and Guam-Micronesia).  As a result, we are investing 1.5 million dollars and allocating a grant of $25,000 per conference for relief efforts.

Since our volunteers are committed to continue serving, there is a greater need to protect and keep them safe. ACS Centers are encountering additional costs related to safety items such as gloves, masks, wipes, paper towels, disinfectants, sanitizers, and etc. If you would like to help secure food for our Food Pantries and also keep our volunteers safe and protected, please consider contributing a benevolent gift so we can continue to fulfill our mission of “Serving Communities in Christ’s Name.”

It is a privilege for Adventist Community Services to be able to share our resources with various centers around America. As food is distributed to those in need we find a beautiful illustration of the work of God of providing the bread of life to a world in need.

Dan Jackson, President of North American Division

The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is not only seeking to care for its own during this COVID-19 crisis, but to be the hands and feet of Jesus and reach out to those around us who are suffering. Through Adventist Community Services (ACS), we are pushing out more than $1.5 million to assist our local churches in providing food to our neighbors through food pantries. ACS is also partnering with other church organizations to do what they can to make a difference. I appreciate our team at our headquarters and those in local fields who are working to make a difference. Together we are stronger!

Bonita Shields, Vice President for Ministries, North American Division