With a looming pandemic and so much uncertainty, now is the time to band together to make a difference in our communities -- even if it means stepping out of our comfort zones. HOPE Literacy sites are doing just that here in North Texas.
Southcliff Church led the pack early in the pandemic with their Tuesday food distributions. Students from Southcliff's HOPE Literacy program represent a group hit hard by the economic fallout of the pandemic. The weekly food distribution has met a critical need there in these trying times.
More recently, Gambrell Street Baptist is preparing to launch a weekly food distribution that will serve the area near Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. And University Baptist in downtown Fort Worth has also begun ministering to their neighborhood in this way.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have closed English classes for the moment, but it hasn't stopped HOPE Literacy from seeking to meet the needs of the newcomer community by connecting with other groups in partnerships for a better tomorrow.
If your church would like to host a food distribution by partnering with groups like HOPE Literacy, World Relief, and local food banks, contact HOPE Board Member Russell Chun at