4th annual Church of Greater Lansing food drop

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By Stefany Banda
Holt Journal staff writer

HOLT — On Saturday, Feb. 25, Trinity Church hosted The Church of Greater Lansing Food Drop Project for the fourth consecutive year. 3,000 food boxes were delivered to families in the greater Lansing Area.The event started with a kick-off worship rally at Holt High School. The gymnasium was full of people of all ages. Many Holt High School students and athletes attended the rally.

Rally at Holt High School

The rally featured live music from a local church band. Many involved community members spoke at the rally, including Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.

“I’ve been so impressed by what we have been able to do together already and what you have been able to do together as churches and as communities. The fact is that we are greater Lansing. The church of Greater Lansing is also the church for a greater Lansing, and we will become a greater Lansing,” said Bernero.

Stephanie Butler is the church partnership coordinator at Trinity Church and is also the administrator of the Food Drop Project.

“The Church of Greater Lansing is a movement. The movement is not about any one church, it’s about returning to the Lord and showing that we are willing to work together,” Butler said.

The project worked with over 30 churches in Eaton, Ingham, and Clinton counties.

After the rally, community members and volunteers began to load the 3,000
food boxes into cars to make door-to-door deliveries to those who requested a food box through the call center.

Kristi Harless, a sophomore at Holt High School, was one of many high school students who participated on event day. Harless was a greeter.

“I am a member of the Holt High School Key Club, which is an organization that encourages students to get involved in the community. I wanted to do this because I know it’s helping the community in a bigger way. It’s been a really fun and rewarding event,” said Harless.