Lehi’s Alpine Bible Church blesses local families with free groceries
With many families struggling throughout 2020, Alpine Bible Church in Lehi has found a way to ease the burden.
The church, located on the corner of State Street and 300 East, was started in 2008 by Nathaniel and Stacy Wall. The congregation has grown each year since its beginning.
With this year’s pandemic and economic uncertainty, many families found themselves struggling to make ends meet. Wall and his Alpine Bible Church leadership team saw an opportunity to step in and help the community. In October, they began their food charity ministry, offering food for anyone who needed it. No questions asked.
“Initially, we served around 50 families a week. Each week we have seen an increase in families that have participated, and we are planning to be serving an average of 100 families a week by the end of the year,” said Wall.
The church grocery program is offered every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 310 E State Street. Food options vary weekly but typically include bread, fruits, vegetables and sometimes even dessert.
“Proof of need is not required. If this would bless you or a family you know–you qualify!” said Wall.
“Our food is donated through local food distributors who care about our community,” said Wall, when asked who donates the food and how it is gathered.
“This year has been a difficult year for many, and we could all use some extra encouragement. We are finding that through our food pantry, we are not only feeding families, but we are also caring for people in other ways. We are a church that loves the Lord and loves our community. It has been a joy for our church to have this ministry,” concluded Wall.