Red Stick Together food ministry celebrates 50,000 meals served

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Red Stick Together has reached a milestone. They are commemorating 50,000 meals served to the Baton Rouge community since 2019. Red Stick Together is a food ministry that is apart of the Broadmoor United Methodist Church.

Due to the global pandemic, the ministry has served the community using drive-through service for COVID-19 safety protocols, but to celebrate this achievement, they will host an in-person event on Wednesday, August 4, at the Hi-Nabor Plaza on Florida Boulevard at 6 p.m.

The event will include gift backpacks for the first 50 guests that will include day-to-day supplies for adults and back to school items for children, grades K-8. The celebration will also include live music and all guest can stay to dine or take their meals to go.

“We’re blessed to have reached this moment of 50,000 meals provided to our neighbors
and friends through Red Stick Together,” says Donnie Wilkinson, Senior Pastor at
Broadmoor UMC. “The Gospels tell the story of a time when Jesus saw huge crowds of
hungry people. When he saw them, he turned to his followers and said, ‘You give them
something to eat.’ As we became aware of the growing food insecurity caused by the
pandemic, we heard Jesus saying the exact same words to us. We hope our community
realizes that these 50,000 meals are 50,000 symbols of God’s love for the people of
Baton Rouge.”

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