Speaking with someone who is passionate about something is a great experience. Take Paul M. Jones, who directs the food program at Victory Community Baptist Church of Germantown, as a prime example of that. He is responsible for making sure 12 families of the church community receive a meal once a month, on every second Sunday. Jones acknowledges that the funding they receive is limited and has diminished over the years, but he still loves to help out. “I sometimes have to pay for food out of my own pocket for these families,” Jones said. “We pick up and distribute the food evenly amongst our guest families, and they can receive the food once the service on Sunday is over.”
What Jones is passionate about the most, however, is family in particular. “One family I deliver to personally, on my own time and money. The mother is home-bound and cannot leave, so I make my way out to her house when we receive the food,” Jones said. Jones said that the food program receives their food from Philabundance, the regions largest hunger relief organization.
The families are grateful for what they receive, even though it is only once a month. “With the economy the way it is, any little thing helps,” said Kim Jackson, a member of the church and their food program. “The program helps us out a lot, and I think it’s a great thing that Victory is doing, in that they feed us not only spiritually but physically.”