California Church Feeds Thousands Before Launch … Part 2

Last month we told you about Elevate Church’s plans to feed thousands of kids in their community even before their first official service. In the post below, Elevate Lead Pastor Kurt Pflegl tells us how the event attracted 242 people and made a giant impact.

By Kurt Pflegl, Elevate Church Lead Pastor

10941824_660687817387042_2372395671899453500_nOk, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… We came, we saw, we packaged OVER 10,000 meals! Generosity Feeds was a testimony to God’s faithfulness on many fronts. One of the biggest was this; the preceding Monday, we had just more than 60 volunteers!… 60! Ron Klabunde (Gen Feeds President) called Kurt and said (in his very upbeat Ron-sort-a way), “Hey buddy, I’m a little concerned…” As were we. We had promoted and promoted and made ask after ask to every networking group and church we have connection with in the area. We had thrown a carnival and not once, but twice had hosted a booth at the SLO Farmer’s Market… and yet, 60 had signed up.

As Sunday approached, the numbers began to increase. As we reached Sunday, we had 242 people registered and about that in attendance! Individuals and families from all walks of life showed up to serve the children of SLO County. Aubrey Bridges put together hours of great music, and everyone on our team brought a great deal of leadership and servant-heartedness to our volunteers to help them succeed. The organization Gen Feeds made the execution of the task seamless… even beyond their own expectations. Ron and Kathy (both from Gen Feeds) had expected with 300 volunteers, it would have taken us about 2 hours to package all 10,000 meals. With about 240, we ended up packaging over 10,000 in just over an hour!

The energy in the room, the experience people left with, and the enthusiasm to do it again (multiple people asked why we were only doing this once a year!) made this not just a win for Elevate, but for the community of SLO County! God is good!

California Church Feeds Thousands Before Launch … Part 1

Before Elevate Church officially launches in San Luis Obispo, CA, they’re already rallying the community to meet needs. This weekend they’ll gather hundreds of volunteers to package 10,000 meals in less than two hours.

Check out this radio ad playing on all major stations in their area. They’re inviting everyone in SLO County including families with kids as young as three to come together to make a huge impact on fighting child hunger.

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The project is in partnership with Generosity::Feeds

, a catalyst for mobilizing hundreds of people to package and feed children who go hungry outside school hours.
Learn more about other Stadia Church plants that have held Generosity::Feeds events.

Launching in February, Elevate Church is being planted as a collaboration between Stadia and these Kingdom Minded church planting churches/organizations:

We’re so grateful for these partners coming together to ensure Every Child Has a Church!


California Church Plant Feeds 10,000 Kids

Launchpoint Community Church (Ontario, CA) teamed up with Colony High School, the Kiwanis, Girl Scouts and many others from around Ontario to package 10,400 meals for kids in need!

The project was part of the Generosity::Feeds approach to childhood hunger. Generosity::Feeds is an organization that mobilizes people to package and feed children in your community who go hungry outside school hours.

Launchpoint March 2014

Scranton Church Feeds Thousands of Kids

More than 180 community members packed into Scranton High School on Saturday, where they worked in assembly-line fashion to package 10,000 chicken noodle soup meals in two hours.

Donning hairnets and elastic gloves, volunteers filled the bags with scoops of pasta, dried mixed vegetables, chicken bouillon and garlic powder. Then, a volunteer stationed at the end of each table would heat-seal the bags before putting them in a cardboard box.

Organized by the Grove Church in Scranton and Generosity Feeds, a Virginia-based nonprofit, the event will send the 10,000 meals to at least four local organizations, including the Friends of the Poor and United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Read more from this article in the Scranton Times Tribune.

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