Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Meals still being served with dining room closed

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020

When Governor Eric J. Holcomb gave the announcement in March that the state of Indiana would be implementing a stay at home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Life Ministries were not sure how the Meal Ministry would fair. But they knew that they were going to do what they had to do in order to continue serving meals to those who needed them.

New Life Ministries’ leadership team began planning how the Meal Ministry could operate in a to-go capacity; patrons would come in, receive a bagged meal and water bottle and leave. All while social distancing to maintain everyone’s health and safety.

They would need water bottles for every meal, along with plastic cutlery, bags and food containers. It was a lot of up-front costs, but they knew that God would be looking out for them.

Since then, the number of meals being served has skyrocketed. The average night of 45 meals has gone up to the mid-80s, with highs reaching the upper 90s. The Meal Ministry’s original budget and supply needs doubled in less than two weeks. But with the help of everyone, the dedicated volunteers, donors and prayer partners, every single need has been met. Every person has been fed. Every bill has been paid. They have done it and will continue to do it every day.

Meeting the physical needs of the Huntington community in order to open the door to meeting their spiritual needs. The community did their part and together the Meal Ministry was able to make the impossible possible, thank you! With God’s protection and guidance, the Meal Ministry continues to serve a healthy meal every night, for all.

Since the Meal Ministry is not able to hold the annual Spring Fundraiser Drive due to the pandemic, they are asking anyone who would like to donate to the Meal Ministry to send a check to New Life Ministries, put Spring Fundraising Drive in the memo line, and mail the check to 313 E. Franklin Street, Huntington, IN 46750. Funds can also be given online at https://www.newlifeministries-indiana.com.