The drive-through grocery distribution at Weller Elementary was organized with teams of Evangel University students so they could efficiently serve five cars at a time. // PHOTO BY Paul K. Logsdon

 

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Evangel University held their traditional Community Day of Engagement today (Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020), with the new students serving at Weller Elementary and the Convoy of Hope warehouse.

A drive-through grocery distribution was held at Weller for the children and families of the north Springfield school, from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Evangel students greeted 188 families and distributed 800 bags of groceries, 560 hygiene kits, 1,000 pair of Bombas socks, 200 bottles of detergent and goodie bags for the kids.

Included with the groceries were 3,000 Plum Full Effect nutrition packs for young children in the form of Super Smoothies. The packs are an organic blend of fruits, veggies and grains to help fortify the diets of children.

Evangel University students pack bags for a future event at the Convoy of Hope Warehouse. // PHOTO BY Paul K. Logsdon

 

In addition, two groups of Evangel students worked in shifts at the Convoy of Hope warehouse on S. Paterson Ave., where they prepared items for distribution at other events, including 200 Gardens in a Bag and 500 kid’s bags.

“We believe that we are all called to a life of service — no matter what major we choose, we should be prepared to make a difference in our community,” said Christy Rowden, Evangel activities director and coordinator of the event.

“Each year, our students start with a day of service, and this year we will continue that tradition while working in smaller groups.”

The Community Day of Engagement is sponsored by Evangel University’s Center for Compassion in partnership with Springfield-based Convoy of Hope.

 

About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,300 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.

 

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 17 consecutive years. Convoy of Hope has served more than 130 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.

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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS:

Evangel University students pack bags for a future event at the Convoy of Hope Warehouse. // PHOTO BY Paul K. Logsdon

 

Evangel University students entertained the kids while they waited in line at the Convoy of Hope drive-through grocery distribution at Weller Elementary. // PHOTO BY Paul K. Logsdon

 

There was a steady stream of cars at the drive-through grocery distribution at Weller Elementary. // PHOTO BY Paul K. Logsdon

 

The drive-through grocery distribution at Weller Elementary was organized with teams of Evangel University students so they could efficiently serve five cars at a time. // PHOTO BY Paul K. Logsdon

 

Freshman Jack Lin, from Marquand, Missouri, loads groceries into one of 188 cars at the drive-through grocery distribution at Weller Elementary. // PHOTO BY Paul K. Logsdon

 

There were 800 bags of groceries perpared and distributed at Weller Elementary. // PHOTO BY Paul K. Logsdon