Alabama Teen Challenge of Selma held food giveaway

Published 6:51 am Thursday, December 30, 2021

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Alabama Teen Challenge of Selma held the final Food giveaway on Tuesday morning at Bloch Park.

The Parking lot at Bloch Park was full under overcast skies and unseasonably warm weather.

Twenty members of Alabama Teen Challenge gave away boxes of food that contained assorted meats, fruits, vegetables, bread, milk and bread.

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The Alabama Teen Challenge set up a prayer tent for people after they received their food box.

“We took off from work this week and dedicated this week to God,” said Alex Lovell of Alabama Teen Challenge of Selma. “It’s a chance to pray with people.”

Son Light Executive Director Betty Olroyd praised Alabama Teen Challenge members for their hard work and dedication.

“The Alabama Teen Challenge always help me every week,” Olroyd said.

Gospel Tabernacle Pastor John E. Grayson welcomed Alabama Teen Challenge for its contribution to the food drive in Selma and Dallas County.

“I’m glad to have them,” Grayson said. “They are great.”

Last week, Gospel Tabernacle and Son Light Center held its final food drive of the year, a Christmas giveaway on Dec. 22 at Bloch Park.

Grayson said that the Alabama Teen Challenge gave them a chance to rest up for the new year.

“Christmas Food Giveaway was spectacular, the weather was great,” Grayson said. “The Sun was shining. Great atmosphere of God-Sent volunteers.

“We were able to serve many people and to send some good food to their home. We are so very thankful for the opportunity to serve and to show the love of Christ.”

The Son Light Center closed the year strong.

Earlier this month, they received two donations from AL-TOM RC &D Resource Conservation and Development Council: a $7,500 check and Forklift.