5 Loaves Food Ministry, an outreach ministry of the First Christian Church of Barnesville, serving the Barnesville Area school district, is announcing the next scheduled food give away and a Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

The ministry serves those in need in the Barnesville Exempted Village School District. A proper ID is required. There will be only one give away per household.

The next scheduled food give away is on Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to noon in the basement of the church.

On Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 22, the ministry will host a community Thanksgiving dinner in the fellowship hall of the New Life Center. It will be held from 12-1 p.m.. The dinner is open to those in need and to anyone who does not want to spend Thanksgiving alone!

Also during that time, the Food Ministry will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the food give away.

The ministry is based on scripture found in Matthew 14:19: And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

The ministrys mission statement says, The mission of 5 Loaves Food Ministry is to model the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing food to the hungry and needy.

It is our conviction that those who receive food will be strengthened both physically and spiritually.

In all situations, the loving and compassionate character of Jesus is to be as much a part of our mission as the tangible food that we give!

5 Loaves Food Ministry is located in the basement of The First Christian Church of Barnesville. It can be reached by calling (740) 425-2480. Special appointments can be made by calling Beth Dennis at (740) 359-5346.

Anyone wishing to volunteer or donate food or money may contact the church at (740) 425-2480 or contact Mike Lucas at (740) 391-9211 or you can donate online at fccbarnesville.org and going to the 5 Loaves Food Ministry page.