Jonesboro church feeds hungry community

Nettleton Baptist Church was at Bill’s Cost Plus Market on Johnson Avenue donating meals to those who are less fortunate in the community.

Local Jonesboro church feeds community

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Nettleton Baptist Church hosted a community feeding Thursday outside Bill’s Cost Plus Market on Johnson Avenue.

The feeding was done through their initiative called “Generosity Jonesboro”, which was started after the March 28 tornado.

People had the option to stand in line for their plates or sit in their vehicles in a make-shift drive-thru.

The large turnout had cars backed out from every entrance of the grocery store.

Nettleton Baptist Student Pastor Chris Ratley says it is important the people of Jonesboro know that they are loved during these uncertain times.

“Love covers all things. I think if we just let people know that we love them, the Lord loves them, that Jesus loves them, and we can be a part of that, that’s what we want to do," Ratley said. "People just need to know that they matter and that the world that we live in today, that’s what people need to see.”

Approximately 10 to 15 volunteers helped hand out meals.

Their goal was to feed 900 people and they managed to feed 1,200 people.

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