Organizers eye a single-day meal assembly record, as 1,200 racially diverse volunteers serve at the nation’s largest food bank.
By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle
HOUSTON — A sea of blue washed over America’s largest food bank this past weekend.
That was the color of matching T-shirts worn by 1,200 Christians and their friends who showed up Saturday for “Mission Day 2019” — an effort by Houston-area Churches of Christ to display unity in Jesus and feed the hungry.
“I didn’t realize how many people were going to come out,” said Jessica Guillory, a member of the Garden Oaks Church of Christ in Houston.
“It’s just like a wave of blue. It’s beautiful,” added Guillory, who worked alongside her parents Obdulio and Dora Mendoza, her elementary-age nieces Lila, Zoe and Olivia and her teen nephew Raymond.
Other colors — black, white and brown — were evident in the racial diversity of the volunteers who labored side by side at the Houston Food Bank.
“This is what the Lord intended — all of us working together as one body,” said Janice Johnson, a member of the Hufsmith Church of Christ in Tomball, Texas, north of Houston.
This story appears in the September print edition of The Christian Chronicle.