Valley Christian Fellowship opens food distribution to community |

Valley Christian Fellowship opens food distribution to community

by Mellisa Murphy

A church-run food distribution center will be opening its doors to families in Gardnerville/Minden beginning Monday, July 17.

“We’ve been working on the program for about a year,” said Pastor Leo Kruger of Valley Christian Fellowship.

The church has approximately 80,000 cans of food, and donations are still being taken.

The congregation’s desire to feed the hungry of the community is a response to the gospel message of Jesus Christ given to Peter: “Feed My lambs.”

“We want to see people have their needs met, both physically and spiritually,” Kruger said. “However, we want the food ministry to have no strings attached, no (religious) pressure.”

First-time recipients will, however, have the choice of taking home a Bible and a video cassette that portrays the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Kruger will also be available, along with members of his pastoral staff, to pray with and counsel those who are curious about the gospel message.

“I’ve spoken with several of the pastors in the area, extending an invitation to be involved with this ministry,” Kruger said. “We hope to be successful in meeting the needs of families and people who are having a hard time.”

Valley Christian Fellowship is located at 974 Tillman Lane. Distribution will be held every Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Volunteers will also accept donations of food items, including pastas, cereal, dried milk, tuna, as well as other canned or boxed food.

For more information, or if you need transportation or food delivered, call 265-8868.