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Mama's Truck celebrates first anniversary and new Church building
web posted July 10, 2006
Below: (L to R) James Johnson, Latonia Cunningham, Nickey Dozier,
Ramona Obas, Pat Wilson, Charlie Wilson, and Pat Self
EDGEFIELD – Mama’s Truck held their monthly food give away Saturday in Edgefield. As the ministry has grown they have purchased a building at 401 Jeter Street which houses not only the Mama’s Truck food give away, but the Alpha and Omega Church. “We have really been blessed,” Pastor Pat Wilson said. The church is presently holding a summer camp for chi9ldren from 9 am until 1 pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of Wednesday. Breakfast and lunch is provided and there is no cost to attend.
Pastor Pat, as she prefers to be called, hands out free vegetables and bread to needy families in the community and delivers the same to the elderly. In addition, with the new building, an emergency food closet has been added. “If someone is in dire need we are able to provide canned goods and other necessities,” Pastor Pat said while showing off the new building. The walls were lined with canned goods, staples, and diapers.
A parenting class is also provided for young mothers. The staff of the church provides tips on childcare, cooking, and a washer and dryer for use. “We will even teach them how to cook in the kitchen,” Pastor Pat added.
An “After-care” program will begin when school starts for children in K5 through 6th grade. An open house will be held the Monday before school begins this August. Latonia Cunningham, the Director of the ministry, will be in charge of the program. More information may be obtained by calling the church office at 637-9882.
When asked why she does so much for the area Pastor Pat said, “After assessing the needs of the community, and identifying those needs, we could only respond appropriately.” This Saturday also marked the one year anniversary of Mama’s Truck food give-aways.
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