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Church member puts heart and soul into Alabama food pantry


As a founder of the Bayou Recovery Project, Daphne German, right, oversees the food pantry at Hemley Road Church of Christ in Bayou La Batre, Ala. (Photo by G.M. Andrews, The Press-Register, Mobile, Ala., via blog.al.com)

The Press-Register in Mobile, Ala., reports:

BAYOU LA BATRE, Alabama – Daphne German always figured that by the time she was 70 years old, she’d be done with hard work. “I’d walk on the beach like the old ladies with the floppy hats,” said German, a great-grandmother who gets up every day at dawn to ready the food pantry at the Hemley Road Church of Christ in Bayou La Batre.
As a founder of Bayou Recovery, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the people of south Mobile County with construction and food, German believes that the restoration of Bayou La Batre, beaten down by Hurricane Katrina and the oil spill, is far from over.
Four mornings a week, folks line up at the pantry for a box of food. A truck ministry takes food to shut-ins.

Read the full story.
See The Christian Chronicle’s February 2008 feature on German.

  • Feedback
    This is the most touching thing i have ever heard…..keep it up sister the Lord…..I am a member of the Church of Christ here in Ghana…..more grease to her elbow
    Philimon Akpese
    May, 7 2012

    she is a fine person. have known and worked with them in the past. Great work!
    robert ables
    May, 7 2012

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