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The Crossing Church Blessing Local Families with Food Boxes

The Crossing Church in Mena announced they will be distributing between 1,000 and 1,200 boxes of food to area residents.

Lead Pastor, Victor Rowell informed Pulse Multi-Media that the church is partnering with 180 Disaster Relief and other area churches to offer the boxes of food. Rowell stated The Crossing Church worked with 180 Disaster Relief after the tornado that devastated the town of Mena.

180 Disaster Relief is a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing relief aid to families in crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, 180 Disaster Relief has distributed over 100,000 meals to people in need. One of 180 Disaster Relief corporate partners is Tyson Foods. 80 Disaster Relief is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Rowell said 180 Disaster Relief is not only providing boxes of food to area residents, but also purchasing fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy products from farmers who are unable to sell their products due to the coronavirus. He said the Crossing Church will receive a truckload of food boxes to distribute every Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Rowell said there will be small boxes for individuals, medium boxes for small families and large boxes for large families. He said there are no financial qualifications. Everyone that shows up at the church will receive at least one box. Rowell also recommended people picking up an extra box and giving it to a neighbor or someone in need.

Rowell said the church will distribute the boxes in a parade-style drive-thru and no one will have to leave their vehicle to pick up a box. He stated the church, which is located on Main Street in Mena has a large parking lot for people to pass through.

Rowell said the church will be distributing at least 1,000 food boxes each Wednesday for the next five-weeks.

For more information, contact the Crossing Church at 479-394-7600, visit the church’s website or following them on social media.

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