Allen AME Church and Food Drive

Yesterday we had our last visit to a place of worship and were able to visit the Allen AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church in Tacoma. This church’s roots go back over 300 years to Philadelphia, where Richard Allen, a former slave was its founder. The students talked with Pastor Barrett who discussed Richard Allen’s influence on the church and the civil rights moment in the United States.

The students had the chance to work in the church’s food bank. They set up and distributed food to members of the community who need help to make ends meet.  They directly experienced the warmth of the AME community and the friendliness and gratitude of the people they were helping.  They especially enjoyed the sweet potato pies they were served!

Upon returning to school they reflected on the fact that the church is trying to distribute over 200 turkeys next Tuesday night (Nov. 26) and they quickly organized a turkey drive.If you’d like to contribute a turkey or other items, we’ll be collecting them at both the lower school and middle school next Monday and Tuesday. Other items needed are diapers, and boxed and/or canned food.

Here’s a link to best turkey deals:

Thank you in advance for anything you can contribute! The kids will personally and proudly deliver it.

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