Asheville Outlets Food Drive Receives 7,000 pounds of food items for Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)
ABCCM thanks Asheville Outlets for hosting the week long Food Drive from May 1 thru May 8th. A big thank you to the neighbors, friends, family and church family who donated 7,000 pounds of nonperishable food items to families in need. Close to 1,800 bags of groceries were delivered to ABCCM’s Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry where local volunteers will separate, organize, and palletize all that AMAZING food.
“Many families tell us that they are praying ABCCM can help them,” said Reverend Scott Rogers, ABCCM Executive Director. “ABCCM prays regularly for God to provide the food we need for the hundreds of families coming to us for help. In this May Food Drive, Asheville Outlets and all who donated were the answer to these prayers, and we thank God for all that they made possible. These 1800 bags of groceries will provide nutrition and peace of mind for hundreds of moms and dads.”
Gifts such as these help us keep our shelves stocked so that we can offer a variety of goods to our clients at the Crisis Centers during this critical time. Together, we have been facing a truly unprecedented situation. The coronavirus pandemic has affected so many families and businesses in our local community. It is heartwarming to see the best of people coming out to support struggling families throughout Buncombe County.
ABCCM believes that the worst of times has the potential to bring out the best in all of us. “Thanks again for Asheville Outlets for their commitment to our community. It is because of organizations like yours that ABCCM has been able to meet the essential needs of the less fortunate in the community we serve,” Rev. Scott said.
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)
ABCCM has played a significant role in meeting emergency assistance needs for families in crisis, coordinating religious services and education activities at the jail, providing transitional and permanent supportive housing of the homeless through 300 beds, increasing access to health care for half the uninsured and medically underserved; as well as work readiness, mentoring and job placement services. The organization serves veterans across 49 North Carolina counties. To learn more about ABCCM, or to become a volunteer, visit www.abccm.org.