On Thanksgiving day, Malvern First United Methodist Church provided over 700 Thanksgiving meals to members of the community.
Many area businesses and non-profits donated food, and church members helped to prepare desserts. About 30 volunteers split between church members and community volunteers came to prepare the food, put the meals together, and deliver to many shut-ins on Thanksgiving day.
This is the first food outreach program the church has been able to host since Covid began. Rev. Troy Conrad said the event was perfect as the community came out of the pandemic.
“Everything worked out just right. God was in everything from the food being donated to the helpers that gave their time,” said John Allan Funk, liturgist at Malvern First.
Malvern First will open its doors on Christmas Day and invite the community to dine in its Fellowship Hall. John Allan Funk said that during Christmas, the goal is to double the number of meals served.
Pictured are church and community volunteers stuffing Thanksgiving to-go boxes with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, deserts, and gravy.