Northside Baptist church give away lunch at KFC

Published 11:11 am Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Northside Baptist Church held a food giveaway on Tuesday at Kentucky Fried Chicken.

As gray clouds pumped through an overcast sky, residents formed a long line.

They received a ticket for  a two-piece meal with one side.

Northside Baptist Church members Kathy Smith and her husband, Jerry Smith, alongside  Gene Hiskel, handed out the tickets to residents along with a Bible verse.

Kathy Smith said KFC provided an opportunity to branch at other parts of the Queen City.

Vasser’s Mini Mart previously hosted a food giveaway. Vasser’s owner Jamie Calvert is Hiskel’s son-in-law.

“We’ve been wanting to do a different location and reach a different side of Selma,” Kathy Smith said.

Kathy Smith praised Mark Woodson, KFC Owner, for allowing them to hold a food giveaway.

“Mark Woodson is a man of God and a blessing,” Kathy Smith said.

Kathy Smith said the theme for the food giveaway remains the same as other food giveaways: spreading God’s love in the community.