Mt. Olive Baptist gives away food | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 15, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 15, 2017 at 11:11 am
At 10:45 on a chilly Tuesday morning this week, a line of 120 people wrapped around Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Savage Street.
“It’s been like this, steady since before 10 o’clock,” said Velma Carter. “I expect we’ll provide fresh fruit and vegetables to over 300 families today.”
Carter, along with her husband Pastor Wayne G. Carter Sr., volunteers of the church brotherhood and members of The Lowcountry Food Bank joined forces in an effort to fight hunger in Walterboro, Colleton County and surrounding areas.
“Our next event will be a Thanksgiving dinner, Saturday from 11-2. All are welcome,” said Carter. “And in December, on the 16th, from 9-12, we’ll be having a Christmas distribution. We expect to give away 150 turkeys in time for the holidays.”
The next fresh fruits and vegetables food distribution will be Dec. 19 and Carter hopes to offer this service each month during 2018.
The church is located at 329 Savage Street in Walterboro.