With community support, local organization helps feed Lancaster school families
Connexion West packed 1,200 boxes of food, each one with enough food to last a family of four for seven days earlier this week. On Friday, volunteers passed out the boxes at five locations in the city.
Joel Seymour, the senior pastor at Lancaster Vineyard Church, led a group passing out boxes at Mount Pleasant Elementary School. He said this has been an unusual time, but there wasn't a shortage of volunteers.
"We had to restrict the number of people coming, just to follow the state's guidelines. But people are being generous and wanting to help," he said. "Everyone wants to help, but it's been a bit of a juggling act."
Seymour explained that in times of trouble or after natural disasters, people gather to help and make sure their neighbors are cared for.