Lexington church hosts donation drive for people affected by COVID-19

Posted at 6:33 PM, Apr 26, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Immanuel Baptist Church collected hundreds of donations Sunday to help people affected by COVID-19.

Volunteers wore masks and gloves as they unloaded boxes of supplies from a steady line of cars outside their building.

Every car left with a yard sign which reads “Hope Heals.”

“We’re hoping it encourages others to serve,” said Pastor Ray Green.

Inside the building’s basketball court, volunteers stacked hundreds of canned and dry foods on dozens of tables.

Immanuel Baptist Church launched their “Be the Church” initiative to help those affected by COVID-19 in March. The donation drive is part of that program.

“We saw a need in our community and we wanted to meet that need in a real way and so we said okay so let's be the hands and feet of Christ,” said Green.

Donations continue to be accepted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church’s Tate Creek campus.

Some items being collected include:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soup
  • Canned meat
  • Kid-friendly cereal
  • Ramen noodles
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Granola bars / cereal bars
  • Pasta sauce and pasta
  • Microwaveable foods like Chef Boyardee
  • Canned fruit
  • Quick oats
  • Jellies and Jams
  • 32-oz. Juices
  • Crackers

The donations will be boxed up and distributed the first week of May.

If you would like to help or are in need of assistance, Immanuel Baptist’s “Be the Church” is offering assistance in various forms. You can find out more by visiting their website.