Gospel Tabernacle Church takes safety precautions with drive-thru food distribution service

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To ensure the safety of people benefiting from its food sharing program, Gospel Tabernacle Church will be delivering food with a drive-thru type of service during the coronavirus pandemic.

“In response to guidance from medical and government officials we have revamped our regular Food Share Program to a drive-thru style service in order to accommodate social distancing and adhere to COVID-19 guidelines,” said a statement from the church.

“Last week we served [approximately] 400 families. Safety precautions include volunteers wearing gloves, masks, and placing food directly into the trunk of vehicles. Those served are prohibited from exiting their vehicles.”

Dates and times for services will be announced on gtcogicselma.org and its social media accounts on Facebook and @gtchurch selma on Twitter.

Gospel Tabernacle Church continues to partner with other churches and community centers to distribute “grab and go” meals for kids of ages 18 and under.

Additionally, the church has partnered with Selma Housing Authority to provide meals at several apartment complexes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. These are: George Washington Carver, Felix Heights, Rangedale and Valley Creek.

In the statement, Gospel Tabernacle Church said that it is actively accepting other partnerships to continue distributing food to the community.

“This is the time that we all come together regardless of background, race, creed, or religious belief to take care of our neighbors,” said the church’s pastor, John E. Grayson.