On June 20th, Marlboro Electric Cooperative’s President and CEO, William Fleming, Jr. presented a $3,500 check to Pastor Gilbert Wilson of Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The funds will support the work of the Church’s food pantry, which opens its doors every fourth Saturday. The food pantry partners with Harvest Hope Food Bank to serve over 100 families each month. “MEC is honored to participate in this commendable ministry, and with the impact this food pantry is having on the community, we look forward to making this contribution an annual occurrence,” said Fleming.
Senator Kent Williams was instrumental in establishing the partnership between MEC and the church’s food pantry. “The Senator doesn’t ask for much,” says Fleming. “But when he does, we know his heart is in it, and he is passionate about helping the church and the community.”
“The church does a wonderful job with this ministry as well as other outreach activities,” observed Senator Williams. “MEC has been an important asset in giving back to the community, and the food pantry is deserving of this commitment.”
“If you love me, feed my sheep,” said Pastor Wilson, referencing John 21:17. Jesus fed people on many occasions throughout the Bible, demonstrating to His followers how they should show love and compassion while serving others. “In this day and age, we take for granted that everyone has good, nutritional food,” continued Pastor Wilson, who went on to thank God for the relationship established between the Senator and MEC. This partnership will be an ongoing blessing for the community for years to come.
If you would like to support the Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church’s food bank ministry, send your checks to Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church 459 Marshall Street Bennettsville, SC 29512 or contact Deacon Thomas Johnson at (843-479-4529).
Pictured from left to right- Church Deacon Thomas Johnson, who oversees the food pantry, Pastor Gilbert Wilson, State Senator Kent Williams and MEC President and CEO, William Fleming, Jr.