MURRAY, Utah (ABC4 News) – For families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to a loss of employment or reduction in work hours, one major concern remains of where the next meal will come from.
K2 The Church, located in Murray understands the need for food across the state has seen a significant increase since the beginning of the outbreak. The ministry held a food drive on Saturday, June 6th from 5:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Dave Nelson tells ABC4 “we are aware these are very hard times for many people. Those involved in ministries that provide food for those in need say their efforts have tripled since the Covid-19 crisis. We wanted to jump in and help meet that need in our community. We were able to provide 195 boxes full of non-perishable food and almost that many boxes full of fresh produce yesterday! It was a great experience for the 60+ volunteers that showed up throughout the weekend and the appreciation of the recipients made the entire day so worth it!”
K2 welcomed anyone who needed food to stop by the church located at 5049 Murray Boulevard, where the food donations were placed into their trunk.
The Church accepted donations of food such as peanut butter, canned soup, pasta, applesauce, canned beans and canned protein (tuna/chicken/ham/salmon/spam) as well as monetary donations.
K2’s middle school student leaders were able to take the monies donated to buy non-perishable food items, then stocked the pantry in preparation for Saturday’s large food drive.
K2 says they have plans for similar events in the near future.