TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- People are finding ways to help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sanctuary Church on Oakview Drive is teaming with an organization called Mission Unlimited Anointing to distribute food to people during the pandemic.
The two have one main goal:
“To help feed those that are in need regardless of your race or your religious status,” Anita Knowles said.
Knowles is an attendant at the church. She said the food comes from the Midsouth Food Bank from Memphis.
Constance Patterson is first lady of the church. She said she feels the food drive will make a positive difference to the community.
“I think it’ll be a great impact because we are simply reaching out, we’re not asking anyone for anything,” Patterson said.
Pablo Chiguil is head of Mission Unlimited Anointing. He stressed that all are welcome.
“Everybody can come, we don’t ask for nothing. This is for everybody,” Chiguil said.
“If you don’t necessarily need assistance or know of someone else, please feel free to come by to pick up a love box for those that are in need that you may know of,” Knowles added.
“We wanna help people,” Chiguil said.
Patterson noted the church is always open to people.
“We just wanna be a blessing, and if they have nowhere to worship, you know, they’re welcome to come here to worship with us so that they are also spiritually influenced also.”
Chiguil said the church tries to have at least one food drive per week, but can have more, depending on how often they receive food from the food bank.
He said the best way to find out about upcoming food drives is on Facebook.