Photos by Davis Haywood and Tariq Shotwell
The Ephesus SDA Church hosted a drive-thru food distribution on August 22nd in response to COVID-19 and the vital assistance needed for families within the New Orleans Uptown area. Ephesus partnered with the World Central Kitchen, The Munch Factory, Café Reconcile, Farmers to Families, and Coca-Cola to provide food and water. Organizations such as JenCare, My Hood Exchange, Solid Rock International Ministries, New Orleans Police, Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Adventist Community Service Organization, and Councilman Jay Banks’s office provided services to assist in the event.
Volunteers bagged meals, and distributed food as hundreds of cars came through the church parking lot well into the evening. The Ephesus Church will continue to provide meals to local residents on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month.