Pensacola, FL (MMD Newswire) July 14, 2010 -- Angel Food Ministries (www.angelfoodministries.com), an organization dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality food to those in need, is helping families, workers, women and children in Pensacola, Florida, effected by the loss of work and business due to the Gulf oil disaster.
Two tractor trailers loaded with approximately 78 thousand pounds of food will roll up to the Gateway Church of Christ in Pensacola on Thursday morning, July 15th, and distribute the food to volunteers from 55 local organizations to help put it into the hands of those in need.
Pat Senkow, Angel Food Outreach Minister for the region, said, "We have many oil workers who have come here to take care of the oil that washes up here; meanwhile no one is allowed in the water to fish or otherwise, and we have lost so much due to lack of tourism and commerce."
Mrs. Senkow said, "In Escambia county we have 1,200 homeless children, and Santa Rosa County has 4,700 known homeless before the oil spoiled what we did have." "The need is so great," she said.
"We know that people are hurting. The economy is suffering and people who rely on the Gulf for industry are hurting even more. We do what we can," Pastor Joe Wingo, Angel Food CEO, said.
WHAT: Food for the hungry will be distributed in Pensacola, Florida
WHERE: Gateway Church of Christ, 245 Brent Lane, Pensacola, FL 32503
WHEN: July 15, 2010, at 9:15 AM
If you would like to help or find out more information please contact Juda Engelmayer, 678-234-3318. Anyone who wishes to make use of Angel Food's services can call 1-888-819-3745 or visit www.angelfoodministries.com to find the nearest host site.
About Angel Food Ministries Angel Food Ministries (www.angelfoodministries.com) is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing financial support in the form of food relief to communities throughout the United States. Established in 1994 to provide relief for struggling families in the Monroe, GA area, Angel Food Ministries today serves hundreds of thousands of families across 45 states, recently welcoming Oregon to the roster where Angel Food's benefits can be realized. Since inception, Angel Food Ministries has fed more than 22 million Americans. In 2008, AFM provided $120 million in direct food assistance to American families.
Organizations that will participate are:
First Assembly of God Milton, 1st Bagdad, 1st Bapt. Milton, 1st UMC Pensacola, ACTS Ministries, Agency for Persons w/disabilities, Bayou LaBatre, Billory Baptist, Child Protective I S, Children's Home Society, Children's Home Society, CMA Maranatha Riders, Community Drug & Alcohol, Cornerstone Christian, Cottage Hill Baptist, Council on Aging, Council on Aging, Council on Aging, Crestview Center F&C, Damascus Road, Early learning Coalition, East Hill COGIC, Escambia Family services, Families Count, Families First, Families First, Family Promise of SR, Favor House Shelter, Ferris Hill Baptist, FRAME...Title 1, GAL, Guardian Ad Litem, Guardian Ad Litem, Gulf Breeze UMC, Head Start, Holy Cross, Kugelman Counseling, Lakeview, Loaves and Fishes, Manna Food Pantry, Mary's Shelter, Myrtle grove Baptist, Olive Baptist Milton, Pathways for Change, Primitive Bapt - Molino, Program Director, RSVP Santa Rosa, School Overlay, Southeastern Vocational, St. Rose of Lima , St. Vincent DePaul , Village, Waterfront-Women's