All Nations Church hosts drive-thru food pantry

Posted at 6:52 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 10:18:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) — Not even a pandemic is going to stop a Tallahassee church from feeding their neighbors.

All Nations Church and the Good Samaritan Network have a food pantry giveaway every second Saturday of the month. This time was a little different. For safety reasons, organizers set up a drive-thru pick-up for people. People were able to get their milk, meats and other groceries without putting themselves at risk. Organizers said they just want to show people they care.

"Not only do they need food, but I think they need to know there's people out here who care about them and we're getting a lot of response from people who are very appreciative," said Good Samaritan Network Executive Director Glenn Burns. "They've been very polite in the lines, very appreciative, going out of their way to say thank-you. I think it's the community doing what they do."

All Nations Church Pastor Dow said they always have a good turnout but Saturday was unexpected.

"The turnout has been a lot higher than normal," said Dow. "I think we've had about 400 cars come through and there's still another 50-60 in the line and there's more still coming. So we'll keep going as long as we have food."

ABC 27 first told you about Pastor Dow last month when he and his church group were stranded in Peru after coronavirus concerns. He said he feels lucky to be back home safe, helping people again.