Church and community work together to help feed neighbors

Mar 8, 2023 | Front Page

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Members of Jubilee Mountain Fellowship were joined by community volunteers to give out both canned food and hot meals to more than 150 people. Pictured standing behind the table are (l-r) Joshua Wetmore, Mickey Caballero, Raquelle Villalobos and Grayson Lopez.

CRESTLINE—Jubilee Mountain Fellowship in Crestline opened its doors from March 2-4 to host a community-driven emergency food outreach to help residents affected by the recent, severe snowstorms.

Church members and local residents donated canned and dried goods. Crestline Cafe donated fresh food to support the serving of hot meals along with cake and pastries.

On Thursday, volunteers used shovels to carve through a seven-foot berm and created a path to the church doors. They hauled boxes and canned goods and greeted local residents who came in search of food and supplies.

More than 150 people received meals, food and much-needed encouragement and prayer. They came on foot, some traveling several miles, having been snowbound in their homes for a week.

Although hosted by the church, community members rallied to join the effort. Some donated spare food. Others came to help serve. All wanted to offer love and support to their neighbors.

The event was a movement of God that drew together people and supplies during a time when needed most, said Tony Wetmore, pastor of Jubilee Mountain Fellowship.

“We started with a few cans of food and it soon multiplied so we had enough for more than 150 people,” Wetmore said. “The only way I can explain this is that Jesus started with two fish and five loaves and fed 5,000 people. He did this miracle in our community. And He allowed us all to be a part of it.”

1 Comment

  1. Tony Wetmore

    Just FYI, we’ve stayed open the last 10 days, and have given to almost 500 people! It’s amazing what God can do. All this without taking any donations from the County, State, or Feds!! All the food was donated by people and businesses from the mountain community… 5 loaves & 2 fish… We are the best Mountaintop in the country! #MountainStrong


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