September 11, 2020 | St. John’s, Antigua | Carlena Knight
Residents of the Point community in Antigua felt loved as they were gifted with hot breakfast meals last month by the Adventist Youth (AY) Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Villa. The youth held a Soup kitchen at Baker’s Corner where they distributed over 200 meals.
The event, which is a regular practice for the organization, saw church members provide various food items for the meal distribution. “I am really thankful for what they are doing. Things are really hard right now, but this was just a real kind move by the church,” said one recipient. “It is the hope of the church to continue this drive each month,” one organizer, Adrian Bass, confirmed. He encouraged the public to come on board and assist in any way possible so that the next session can reach an even greater multitude.
Special thanks were given to George ‘Georgey boy’ King and family who, at the last minute, offered their building to be used as the central hub for the meal distribution.
This is the second initiative that this church has done in recent months for their neighboring communities. Prior to this, the Villa Adventist Community Services department conducted COVID-19 relief package distributions in Villa, Fort Road, Gambles and Point. The Seventh-day Adventist church in Villa remains committed to meeting the needs in its surrounding communities.