Covenant Church packs meals for the Wiregrass Area Food Bank

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — Though Thanksgiving is still over a month away, one Wiregrass church is already thinking for those who may be hungry on the November holiday.

Covenant United Methodist Church is teaming up with Meals of Hope to provide food for those in need in the Wiregrass.

Kicking off at 6 p.m. Wednesday night on Covenant's Dothan campus, volunteers will gather at the church's gym to pack meals for the Wiregrass Area Food Bank.

The meal packing is part of many events Covenant is hosting during October—a month they have dedicated to their serving campaign, #CovDoSomething.

Senior Pastor Hays McKay says a high percentage of children in the local school systems have to eat free and reduced meals, so the church wants to help make a difference for these kids in the name of Christ.

“Our mission statement is to pursue God and unleash compassion,” says Pasto McKay. “Very simple, but we believe very profound and relevant in a world like today.”

Covenant says their goal is to pack 40,000 meals by the end of the night.