Long Island church transforms into food pantry amid COVID-19 pandemic

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Volunteers at Wandsworth foodbank prepare parcels for guests from their stores of donated food, toiletries and other items on May 5, 2017 in London, England. The Trussell Trust, who run the food bank, report that dependency on their service is continuing to rise, with over 1,182,000 three day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in the past year. 436,000 of these recipients were children. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

With Sunday Service being streamed online, “Sound Of Heaven” in Deer Park is using their empty church to give back to the community in a big way! They are converting their sanctuary into a food pantry! Part of their program, “Me and My House Mission,” Pastor Bobby Reidel called BLI to discuss how during these times, they are truly seeing the community come together to help each other out. “We have donors from Nassau and Suffolk County. The donations have been so generous, no one has been turned away.” 

The Mission is prioritizing feeding mostly the seniors, as they are at most risk. However, anyone who needs food is urged to reach out. 

Sound of Heaven is also seeking volunteers of all kinds that would assist with the varius duties of picking up the food or bringing the food to those who need it most. It is important to note that “Restoration One” comes and sanitizes all food at the Church before it is distributed out to those in need.

If you are in need of food, know someone that is, or want to volunteer: soh.church/food.

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