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Coney Island church helps the needy with food distribution • Brooklyn Paper

Coney Island church helps the needy with food distribution

Photo by Bess Adler

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Can you feel the love, folks? Standing O can, and it’s all because of the Coney Island Gospel Assembly Church and Glenn Beck’s Mercury One organization. Yes, that Glenn Beck. The group, which organizes the “Restoring Love Day of Service” in Dallas, sponsored a national food drive, and it chose our very own borough, along with 12 other cities, to distribute food to help combat hunger. Assembly Church was selected as a drop-off point where more than two dozen other city groups were able to pick up bulk food items on July 31 to take back to their local pantries.

Good deeds beget good deeds, beget more good deeds (just as printing poems in our letters begets more poems), and before you know it, we have a whole lot of good deeds — and families don’t go hungry.

Now if that doesn’t get a Standing O, nothing does.

The coordinating group here is the New York Christian Resource Center which is an outreach arm of the Loaves and Fishes Association of Churches, which takes it’s name from the bible story — you know, the one with all the people and only one fish.

“The miracle,” said founder and executive director Jim Esposito, “is that the multitudes are being fed because such a diverse group of contributors and collaborators have seen this food drive as a way to make a positive impact in the community.”

Standing O says, “Let the miracles begin!”

Coney Island Gospel Assembly [2828 Neptune Ave. at W. 28th Street in Coney Island, (718) 996–9301].

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