Breaking Down the Walls: Mormons Join Interfaith Effort to Feed Hungry at Thanksgiving

by | Nov. 27, 2013

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The parking lot of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday morning (just a stone’s throw from Monterey) is a scene of diversity and unity: Baptists, Pentecostals, Mormons and other believers form relay lines 20 people deep that stretch into the church to quickly distribute 1,500 bags of food to needy families who have come by in hopes of a nice Thanksgiving meal.

These bags contain enough food — turkey, potatoes, corn, tortillas, beans, rice, salad, cranberry sauce and bread — to feed a family of five. They represent the fruits of a local interfaith outreach now in its sixth year, led by Bethel’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. H. H. Lusk Sr.

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