Regardless of whether Beasley Allen employees cheer “Roll Tide!” or “War Eagle!” during this Saturday’s Iron Bowl, they united for a great cause… and a little peanut butter jelly time to help stock the shelves of Mercy House, a local food pantry.
In exchange for wearing their favorite team’s colors last week, employees who are Alabama fans brought jelly and those who pull for the Auburn Tigers brought peanut butter. There was strong support from both sides of the gridiron and the donations will help Mercy House fill the grocery bags of families with emergency food needs and provide peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, a rare treat for the children it serves.
Each week, Mercy House serves three meals a day to 50 families of five. It also serves hot meals six days per week to the elderly, the homeless, and kids that are not in after-school programs. In preparation for Thanksgiving, Mercy House provides food boxes to more than 200 local families and will deliver more food boxes to 100 local families next month for Christmas. Hot meals are also served on those days for members of our community that have nowhere else to go. The food pantry provides non-perishable goods as well as fresh produce.
The organization is in Montgomery, Alabama’s Washington Park community and serves as a community resource center, connecting people in need with people who want to help. In addition to the food pantry, it also offers a clothes closet, providing clothes to help people in need of proper attire for job interviews, work, or school attendance. Mercy House continues to grow and increase its services with the support of the community and other area nonprofit organizations.
Source: Mercy House