Feed My Sheep Serves One Million Meals

Feed My Sheep has spent years saving lives by serving those who can’t serve themselves. They serve thousands of meals a week, but today they served one meal unlike any other. News 25’s Bryan Kennedy caught up with the people who depend on Feed My Sheep the most.
Seventy-six year old Frank Evans spent six years volunteering on the serving side of the line, but after suffering a stroke Feed My Sheep is his main source of nourishment. “It’s a matter of money. If I didn’t have the free meals, I wouldn’t be able to eat on a regular basis,” said Evans.
Volunteers start out every day with a prayer. Up and running since 1983, Feed My Sheep’s mission has remained the same feeding daily without question to meet not only physical needs but to feed spiritual needs as well.
Today, the non-profit served up its one millionth meal since reopening in ’09 to Ken Warner, who has lived on the streets for two years now. On this day, Warner walked away with a candy bouquet and a $300 gift card to Wal-Mart. “Feed My Sheep is just a blessing. It means food and energy every day to get me out there to live,” said Warner.
Feed My Sheep serves about 1,000 meals a day. The best part? Those meals are pretty good. “I come during the week for meals and they’re really good,” said Evans.
Meals served by volunteers as a labor of love and support from all those who make it possible. Ted Riemann, chairman of the board for Feed My Sheep, said, “Without the volunteers and the community help we get from businesses and corporations and individuals, we couldn’t survive at Feed My Sheep.”
If you’re interested in helping Feed My Sheep serve one million more meals, visit feedmysheepgulfport.org.

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