A volunteer team at Overcomer Covenant Church pre-bags groceries Thursday afternoon. Courtesy photo

A volunteer team at Overcomer Covenant Church pre-bags groceries Thursday afternoon. Courtesy photo

Overcomer Covenant Church provides grocery relief to local families during health crisis

Local church to donate pantry items, sack lunches to Auburn Food Bank and Federal Way Day Center.

A local church serving the Auburn and Federal Way areas will conduct a series of initiatives in the coming weeks to aid those in need during the current health pandemic.

“We need to remember those who have lost their livelihood and who are the most vulnerable during times like this,” said Senior Pastor Gordon Banks. “Generosity and commitment to those around us are two key values at Overcomer Covenant Church, we demonstrate them through acts of service to the people in our community, and in doing so, share the love of God with our neighbors.”

Ongoing relief efforts and food drives organized by Overcomer Covenant Church will provide essential food and supplies to hundreds of families in need within the local community, according to an April 10 news release.

Efforts include:

  • A partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound and the Emergency Feeding Program to distribute more than 160 bags of food for free on the church campus on a weekly basis.
  • Special assistance to elderly and disabled families who need groceries and supplies delivered to their homes.
  • Continuing to provide donated pantry supplies to the Auburn Food Bank and other local food banks.
  • A partnership with the Federal Way Day Center to provide hundreds of sacked lunches to those experiencing homelessness in the community.

Since the beginning of the virus outbreak in March, more than 14,000 pounds of food has also been donated to nearby food banks and families.

To continue supporting those who may need extra help during this time, Overcomer Covenant Church will host a drive-thru style food drive and drop-off every Thursday through April.

For more information or to get involved, community members can contact the church by visiting overcomercc.org/covidhelp. Individuals can also reach out to the church by emailing outreach@overcomercc.org or calling (253) 886-5721 to request assistance.

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