Church offers monthly home-cooked meals

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Although Fayetteville United Methodist Church couldn’t keep its food pantry open, members still make sure the community is fed.

As each month comes to a close, Pastor Rick Crawford and other volunteers prepare meals to share with others. It used to be an in-person tradition for people to sit down in the church and enjoy the home-cooked food, but because of the pandemic, things have changed.

“We still see the importance of feeding someone even if we can’t bring them inside to sit down with them and love on them,” said Crawford. “We still have them come by. We take orders and we’ll bring out their food in to-go containers instead of having them sit down. It’s not ideal, but it’s what we have to do right now to be safe and to do no harm.”

The meals are free of charge and open to anyone in the community who needs it. The church hands out meals on the last Saturday of every month.

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