Churches in Whitehouse handing out free hot meals Sunday

East Texas churches received a food donation Saturday and have since been preparing and giving it away to those in need.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2021 at 1:15 PM CST
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SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - The storm has left Whitehouse residents without water for the last several days. Being left without water has created challenges for those needing to cook, clean, and more.

Whitehouse United Methodist Church was one of three churches who received a shipment of food that came in Saturday. It was donated to the ministerial alliance, which is a collection of churches in East Texas and they’ve been distributing it all weekend.

People were able to drive up and get the food they needed for themselves and neighbors. Church members volunteered to prepare and hand out the meals.

“There’s just so many people that don’t have stuff right now. Whitehouse also has a whole wide range on age and socioeconomic diversity. So you’ve got people that may not be able to get access to stuff that they need right now,” said Trey Burns, the pastor at Whitehouse United Methodist Church. “As a Methodist church we believe that doing things like this, sharing food with our neighbors is a way of showing God’s love to them.”

Burns said that their church alone was able to get more than 250 meals to people over the last two days.

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