A California megachurch partnered with local groups to distribute more than $44,000 in groceries to families in a San Diego suburb severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
On May 16, the multi-site Rock Church in Southern California organized a drive-thru distribution that allowed partner organizations to pick up and deliver grocery items to residents in the city of El Cajon considered "most vulnerable and at-risk during the COVID-19 crisis."
The church announced it had distributed 48,000 pounds of groceries to 445 households.
El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells said the event was "special."
"Saturday was a very special day! It was such an honor to partner with the Rock Church to distribute food to people in need in the Community of El Cajon," Wells said. "We are thankful for The Rock Church, Pastor Miles, and Pastor Greg Hendricks and his team for collaborating with the city of El Cajon to help serve the needs of people in our community."
Organizations that partnered with Rock Church include San Diego Youth Services, Pregnancy Care Clinic, Crisis East House County, Becky's House, ARC East County, Miracle 139, Catalyst, Home of Guiding Hands, Step Into Success, and 2-1-1 San Diego.