Talladega church serves lunch to essential personnel as a thank you

Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 4:55 PM CDT
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TALLADEGA, Ala. (WBRC) - Lunch was served to a special group of people Thursday in Talladega County.

Members of the New Life Covenant Church - including deacons and even the pastor - served lunch to essential workers.

They served fried catfish, baked beans, corn salad and a drink to police officers, deputies, firefighters, nurses and medical workers who were all on the front lines during the COVID-19 shutdowns and still went to work every day.

The church pastor says it was a way to show appreciation.

"We decided we wanted to have a positive impact and give back to those who worked during the COVID-19, those essential workers we wanted them to know how important they were," said the Rev. John Elston.

Some 250 lunches were served in front of their under-construction Covenant Center, which will house domestic violence victims and their children.

Those first responders and medical workers also reserved lunches for co-workers who couldn’t get away to pick them up themselves.

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