Palm Beach County Pastor Prepares to Feed Families in Need for Thanksgiving

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2018)  Thanksgiving is one week away, and Pastor Norman "D.C." Perkins has been working on a plan to help feed families in need in West Palm Beach.

Today at Food For The Poor headquarters in Coconut Creek, Perkins received a check to buy 350 turkeys that will help with the preparation of hundreds of meals. Perkins said the support of Food For The Poor makes the traditional Thanksgiving meal a possibility for his ministry.

"The homeless come to West Palm Beach looking for help, but the food pantries are facing a real crisis and many have gone out of business," Perkins said. "May the Lord bless Food For The Poor for this good opportunity to be a blessing. They are a real blessing for us."

Perkins' Liberty Movement Ministry has been feeding the homeless, the elderly and struggling families in West Palm Beach and neighboring communities in Palm Beach County for a decade, not only at Thanksgiving, but all year long.

"Pastor Perkins has been helping the homeless for a very long time and I want to congratulate him for that," said Food For The Poor CEO/President Robin Mahfood. "This check is to help him feed the poor in his community this Thanksgiving."

Perkins' Liberty Movement Ministry schedule will be:

  • Saturday, Nov. 17, the ministry will provide lunch at the Fort Lewis Homeless Center, 1000 45th St., West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Monday, Nov.19, at 11 a.m. registration begins for the distribution of a gift box, which includes a turkey and traditional side dishes, for a family of four at the Liberty Movement Food Pantry, 2501 Bristol Drive, West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20, Liberty Movement Ministry will assist the Salvation Army at 600 N. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla., with food, food preparation and serving.
  • Saturday, Nov. 24, Liberty Movement Ministry will serve a hot meal for the homeless or anyone who's hungry at 2501 Bristol Drive beginning at 11:30 a.m.
"People need to see the church doing something because we want everyone to know that we are not planting churches, we are planting a ministry to feed people," Perkins said

Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicine, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Wanda Wright

Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079
wandaw@foodforthepoor.com