Spirit of Joy Church from its inception has been concerned with feeding the hungry. Hunger steals quality of life. For some it steals life itself. In the United States 15.8 million children do not have regular access to healthy meals. In developing countries one out of six children -- roughly 100 million -- is underweight, the result of acute or chronic malnutrition. Small children are especially vulnerable, and each day more than 8,000 perish due to hunger related causes.
The example of Jesus shows us we are our “brother’s keepers” and that includes looking to their physical as well as their spiritual needs. So Spirit of Joy has partnered with “Pack Away Hunger”, a non-profit organization dedicated to greatly improving the lives of children and others who suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
At least twice a year, Spirit of Joy holds our “Bert Fisher Memorial Pack Away Hunger Event”. Named after one of our past members who had a passion for feeding the hungry, church members come together and invite others to assemble thousands of specially formulated meals. The meals are then distributed to local food banks and pantries or to community feeding programs in emerging nations.
Over the past few years we have provided well over a hundred thousand meals!