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Food ministry at Union Baptist enters 17th year

A.B. Fulcher has been leading the Food Ministry at Union Baptist Church, Achilles, since 2003 after Hurricane Isabel pummeled the East Coast.

“Food Lion and Farm Fresh were throwing all this food in the trash by the selling date, not the ‘using’ date,” said Fulcher. “So I started picking it up and delivering it to trailer parks down in Guinea.” Union Baptist Church now has its food trailer open every Monday and Thursday from 9-10:30 a.m. located in the parking lot behind the church.

Union Baptist Church has one trailer, two buildings, three refrigerators and seven freezers, all dedicated to its Food Ministry. Last month, the church received 20,000 pounds of food from Kroger, Food Lion and vendors. It also purchases food from the food bank in Hampton to stock its food pantry.

The Food Ministry serves approximately 120 families per week and delivers to 23 families every week. It also donates food to the Salvation Army. Groves Memorial Presbyterian ...

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