SHREVEPORT, La. – At Shreveport, tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the focus for church members at Praise Temple this Monday. They volunteer their time to provide food to those in need. During the day, cars line up outside the church.
“I think Praise Temple is doing a wonderful job helping to feed some of us,” said one woman who came to receive the food.
They distributed food to about 300 families.
“And for Dr. King, it’s very beautiful, “he said. More than 20 volunteers joined forces to make this happen.
“We are happy today for this day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, ”said Praise Temple Founder and Bishop Lawrence Brandon. “And of course, we respect Dr.’s legacy of life and love. King, but we also respect everyone who walks with him. Because if Dr. King is here today, he will tell you, he is not doing this alone. “
Young and experienced volunteers are there too, 10 year old Braylon volunteers often.
“It feels good because we have to work a lot, have to use teamwork, we have to work together, we have to use collaboration to get lots of people who need food and need help … especially during this pandemic. , “Said Braylon.
He also said he was happy to help provide food to the family.
“It’s just to make people smile, we have a lot of seniors in line for the cars right now. Because a lot of seniors have limited income, and of course, a lot of them are scared so what we do is just pick up and go. They don’t have to get out of the vehicle. We will open the back of their car doors, “said Bishop Brandon.
The food that is given today will help feed the families for the rest of the month.
Praise Temple is working with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to distribute food on holidays and every Tuesday at the Bossier City location (1760 E Texas Street) from 4-6 pm. The church also delivers food at their Shreveport location (4725 Greenwood Road) on Fridays from 4-6pm