Local church hosts household supply, food giveaway
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson
One local church is helping seniors in need this month with food and household supplies.
Members and the youth program at Liberty Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa have been collecting household staples and food, and on Saturday they offered them up to seniors who visited the church.
“We are giving back to any senior in need of any food or items today,” said volunteer Blakeley Nixon.
Items available included laundry detergent, paper products, soap, hygiene products and more.
More members of their youth program Bret’Khyia Abrams and Camryh Hedgeman said they enjoy helping their community.
“It’s always a blessing to give something when you can,” said youth program member Bret’Khyia Abrams.
Church Administrative Assistant Daphne Nixon said endeavors like this require plenty of planning, but it’s more than worth the effort. Church and youth group members buy and donate items and meet on Fridays to organize donations, then on Saturdays they offer a drive-thru pickup service for seniors.
“We organize it, give the kids the bags, we get them together, we take them to the cars and we just welcome the community,” Nixon said.
Along with handing out goodie baskets at the church, Church Deacon W.C. Adams Jr. delivers items to members who can’t get themselves to church.
“I see a lot of appreciation in the people and that’s very satisfying,” Adams said. “It’s not often you get a chance to do something and then get the immediate gratification of their appreciation.”