God’s Economy One of our regular volunteers shared with me last Saturday night how God’s numbers often just don’t add up. I laughed when she said that because I am Forever Fed’s actual “keeper of the numbers” and I know what she says is true. I’m continually marveled, amazed, and often completely flummoxed by God’s economy. At year’s end most organizations typically look back at the last twelve months and compare the number of services … [Read more...] about God’s Economy
Over three years ago, Forever Fed served a man the first hot meal he’d had in 6 months at our very first Forever Fed event. One of his neighbors knew he was without utilities in his house so she grabbed him and brought him to our event. When he told me his story at that event I knew, without a doubt, that this is why God had us begin Forever Fed, a mobile food ministry. We sent only one meal home with him since he had no electricity to power a refrigerator and no way to safely store food. … [Read more...] about Transitions
She walked slowly from her door to greet me at my truck, she looked physically uncomfortable. She appears to be much older than I am but she’s actually a few years younger. Poverty ages people. I was prepared to not like her. I had seen on the online database that she was a “frequent flyer” to the food assistance network and it appeared that she has been “working the system” for a while. She had also been less than truthful when we spoke on the phone and … [Read more...] about The Smell of Smoke
Saturday, November 9th we arrived for the 40th time on Scott Mill Chapel’s campus to serve a meal and were humbled beyond measure and a little bit heartbroken. For the first time ever-Forever Fed ran out of food on our serving line at this location and there were 15 people still waiting for meals. We took enough food to feed 175 people and God helped us stretch that food to actually serve 202. This was the largest number of individuals we’ve ever served at this event. My husband Bob … [Read more...] about John 21
We did it! We received, sorted, and packed groceries for 500 families and distributed them on the morning of May 25th. Thank you to everyone who helped, prayed, and took part in this wonderful event. There will be many stories to follow. For now, here are some pictures taken by Bob Tewksbury of this event. … [Read more...] about The Great Grocery Give Away!
Many of you know we had an event tonight. We’re incredibly blessed to have the support of the congregation of St Paul AME. For over a year, we’ve held Forever Fed block parties on their campus. During that time, we’ve seen the relationship between St Paul AME, the Crisler Road community and ForeverFed blossom. Tonight one of our friends, who must deal with life challenges that I simply cannot comprehend, had a need. Her need was a simply necessity that … [Read more...] about Meeting Basic Needs
Forever Fed is partnering with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Cherokee High School to distribute 40,000+ pounds of non-perishable groceries to the public on May 25th and we need you! This means we'll be distributing Groceries to 500+ families in need in your community! Where? Cherokee High School, Canton GA When? We'll unload the groceries from a semi-tractor trailer on Friday, May 24th, place them inside the cafeteria of CHS and Distribute the groceries in the parking lot of CHS … [Read more...] about The Great Grocery Give Away!
Years ago I flew overseas on a mission trip and the guy on the end of my row was really upset when the movie system showing movies on the seat in front of him went out. We had 4 hours left in our flight and had already spent many hours on a plane and everyone was tired. I began to get aggravated as well (OK...that's a gross understatement LOL) and then I thought, "Susan, you're flying across the ocean, tens of thousands of feet in the air and it's taking HOURS and not DAYS or … [Read more...] about Our Attitude in Prayer
Last week I had an opportunity to visit home one of our elderly guests that frequents a Forever Fed event. I’ll call her Ms. X. In all honesty, I didn’t make this visit out of some great and generous mission. I went with a purpose that was entirely self-centered. I needed a question answered. When I arrived at Ms. X’s home she greeted me warmly as I got out of my car.As we embraced I was already thinking of the next task I had to do after I left her house because I … [Read more...] about God’s Angel Armies!
Each and every time we venture out into the community to serve a meal we are celebrating God's abundant blessings with our neighbors! We would LOVE for you to come and celebrate with us in September. Here is a brief synopsis of our schedule. If' you'd like to join in on the fun click on our "Volunteer Tab" and be the Hands and Feet of Christ! Sunday, September 2nd Breakfast at Northwoods in Canton Tuesday, September 4th Birthday meal for Kid's Bible Club Tuesday, September 4th … [Read more...] about September Celebrations!