St. John United Methodist Church in Sandy Springs recently collected enough food for more than 5000 meals to be distributed to local families in need by the Community Action Center.
For the second year, St. John held Project Feed 5000 during the 2011 Lenten season. The project set out to collect enough food for 5000 meals. The congregation surpassed its goal and donated 150 boxes of food containing 5400 meals.
The project began on Ash Wednesday, in which congregants donated either a box of food or $30 to fill a box with enough food to feed a family of four for three days. The Lenten program refers to the miracle of Jesus Christ feeding 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish, in the book of Matthew.
The boxes were blessed in the St. John sanctuary on Easter Sunday and delivered to CAC on April 27, 2011.