This is a new opportunity for our church family to extend the love of Jesus to our friends at Don Julian (DJ) Elementary and in the community by providing groceries and building relationships for the gospel. But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. (I John 3:17-18) We are on mission to love and touch the lives of our neighbors so they know Jesus cares.
Partnering with the L.A. Regional Food Bank we will provide food for 300 Don Julian families. They will provide their mobile food truck filled with fresh produce, bread, yogurt, canned goods, and cereal to distribute. The cost of the food is free to Evergreen SGV. We provide the volunteers to hand the food out. This is a tangible way our community can actually experience the love and provision of Christ. We are humbled when we serve our neighbors because we are actually handing Jesus Christ a loaf of bread or bag of string beans. What a privilege and honor!
The first food distribution will be 12:00 noon February 15 at DJ. Evergreen SGV Community Pantry will then run every first and third Friday of the month from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Don Julian Elementary (13855 Don Julian Rd. La Puente). Volunteers will park on the DJ soccer field accessed through the school parking lot off of Don Julian Rd. To volunteer please stop by the outreach table through the month of February to sign up. (Update: June 2017 - Community Pantry is at Evergreen SGV Church, 323 Workman Mill Rd., La Puente, CA, the first and third Friday of the month. Volunteers meet at 8:30 am in the parking area. When you arrive, please sign-in at the Volunteer Table and put on a vest and name tag. Opening prayer will be at 8:45 am. The Food Pantry truck is scheduled to arrive at 9:00 am, and we will begin distribution at ~10:00 am.)