Heritage Fellowship Church Distributed Food At The 7-Eleven In Herndon

A white box truck of ‘Heritage Fellowship Church’ distributed food on Saturday, Aug. 22, shortly after 9:30 in the morning. The truck was parked at the 7-Eleven parking lot in the Town of Herndon that is an informal day laborer site. The truck carried 300 boxes of food to be donated to anyone who asks. The Organizing Chair of the Herndon Labor Support Center is Alex Rodriguez.

Food donation by Heritage Fellowship Church at the 7-Eleven in the Town of Herndon, an informal day labor site

According to www.connectionnewspapers.com, “At first, only a few people cautiously stepped up to the truck. They were handed a closed box filled with food. Volunteers had to walk across the lot and deliver the boxes to other day laborers lingering on the sidewalks. Within 30 minutes, a line of predominantly working-class Latino families many with small children arrived, some by car and some by foot. Volunteers popped open trunks, loaded boxes of food into the vehicles, and handed boxes to others.”

As per www.connectionnewspapers.com, “This is not the first time members of the church distributed food at the 7-Eleven. According to Rev. Dr. Dustin B. Sullivan, Pastor Heritage Fellowship Church, in May, the Herndon-based church found itself challenged with what to do with a half-full, box truck of food the community generously donated. “Church members literally could not handle the quantity of what we were blessed to provide,” said Sullivan. The recommendation was made to travel to the 7-Eleven convenience store in Herndon. After seeing the need that day, church members decided to add the site to their food distribution ministry permanently.”

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