By: Yvette Lovvorn, Project 58 Coordinator
Project 58 is based on the scripture Isaiah 58: 7-10, which commands we share our food with the hungry and provide shelter and clothing for the poor and needy. At Project 58 (P58) we strive to live this out in part through our partnership with Operation Blessing and the local community through our food distribution program. Additionally, with your donations of clothing to Esther House and donations of hygiene products to Project 58, we will strive to meet a broader set of needs.
We encourage individuals to donate $40 towards a pallet of food which includes a minimum of fifteen cases.
These donations are typically picked-up by the donor. Clients use part or all of the pallet to help extend their personal food pantry, or to share with family members or other food pantries. Other clients opt to leave their pallet at P58 for distribution to individuals who walk in presenting a need.
When someone comes to P58 identifying that they have a need, the only questions we ask are how many people are in the household. We do not ask for identification and only gather additional information so that we might pray for the family or direct them to other resources in the area.
In addition to food, when available, we also offer adult diapers, Depends, feminine hygiene products, children’s diapers and pull-ups at no cost. This is all a part of the Operation Blessing Truck load we purchase monthly. We never know exactly what we are getting from Operation Blessing until the truck arrives.
We minister to and share available resources with a wide variety of people, freely sharing with families struggling in the current economy, individuals going through recovery, graduates from recovery and homeless individuals. Additionally, we share our excess with 2-3 churches that do a local distribution in their area, and we make a sizable monthly donation of food to the inmates of Calhoun County Jail.
We encourage volunteers to participate on the days we set up pallets, and when clients pick up the pallets by loading the client’s vehicles and praying for the needs that are presented.
You can be the difference. Give to help transform lives.
Your gift of funds, time and prayers all make an impact. Donations can be made to P58 by selecting “Pray Fast Give” online at: Give Now – Word Alive International Outreach