Evangel Temple Feeds Hundreds At Annual Grocery Giveaway

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A local church fed over 700 people during their annual Grocery Giveaway Sunday (April 6) morning in the River Valley.

Matthew Stevenson, Associate Pastor of Evangel Temple in Fort Smith, said it was the 24th for the event and each year it gets bigger.

Stevenson said they hold the giveaway every spring, and over the years they had the opportunity to help more than 100,000 people.

The pastor said people who showed up did not have to bring anything, and the church gave each family one bag a piece.

He said all items given away were donated.

Stevenson said they make a list for each bag to ensure every bag gets the same amount of food.


  • Guess Who

    That is a very confused “church”. Try to follow D. Hutchings’ sermons if you don’t believe me. It’s ridiculously confusing.
    But they probably think they are following the Bible with this scripture:
    “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 516

    What they are really NOT following is this passage:
    “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:1-4
    Some people think Hypocrites were only the Pharisees found in the Bible. This junk tells me if they look in the mirror all they would see is one so “fair I see”.

  • Sarah 1

    Thank you Evangel Temple for aiding hungry families. Kudos for your assistance to needy families.

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