Each month, a volunteer at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is featured for their dedication of time and talent. This month's volunteer spotlight is:

Powerhouse Christian Ministries - July 2017

Founded in 2001, Powerhouse Christian Ministries resides in a former DMV building - the perfect location to reach the surrounding neighborhoods. Powerhouse Christian Ministries serves the community in a variety of ways including a food pantry with weekly distributions, a community garden and a clothing closet.

Pastor Jones started finding ways to provide food to the community after meeting two senior ladies who asked him to pray for them while they fasted, due to not having enough food for the month. He saw the great need and immediately started bagging groceries and distributing them at the parking lot of senior apartment complexes. Powerhouse Christian Ministries greatly increased the amount of distributed food after becoming a partner agency with SFBFS. Powerhouse Christian Ministries now serves 2,700 people per month through their weekly distributions.


Pastor Jones explained that very few seniors travel outside of where they live, even if in need, because many do not have access to transportation. Currently, Powerhouse Christian Ministries connects with businesses and other churches to develop a service that delivers low-cost meals to seniors. Pastor Jones says, “If a senior is hungry, food will be there.” Volunteers do whatever it takes to get food in the hands of those seniors in need, even if it means delivering food to their door.

Without the support of volunteers, Powerhouse Christian Ministries would not be able to serve as many individuals as they do. Linda Congel, a volunteer for five years, supports Pastor Jones with all aspects of the community programs - from picking up food for the pantry to calling clients to remind them to pick up their boxes. She does it all! Linda volunteers five to six days per week. Linda is certainly a star volunteer!

SFBFS values the work Pastor Jones, Linda and their team of volunteers do in the Arden Arcade area to reduce food insecurity among seniors.

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