Whew! This has been the hardest "soft opening" in the history of openings! We are officially commissioning the Five & Two Food Truck on June 7, but when the community caught wind of what we were doing we got busy sooner than we expected.
The original plan was to do the April 25th Race for the Cure event as a trial run and use May to get everything in place to launch the ministry in June. Obviously God had other plans. We got invitations for May events from Mayfest and Betsy Price’s Compassionate Community effort that collaborated with Feed the Children Everywhere.
On May 1, Five & Two fed over 300 people at a special opening of Mayfest for FWISD special needs children. This past weekend, we served hundreds of volunteers who were participating in the Feed the Children Everywhere event where over 300,000 meals were packed to be sent to Mexico, Africa and right here in Ft. Worth. Our next event will be feeding Como Food Pantry clients and volunteers. June will begin with the Dedication of Five and Two on June 7, followed by an appearance at the Central Texas Annual Conference, June 8-9.
Beginning in June, we will begin serving dinner to 30 homeless veterans once a month at the Patriot House and in July we will begin serving dinner and ministering to over 100 women and children at the Presbyterian Night Shelter, also once a month.
There is so much excitement about this new ministry, both in the community and within our AHUMC family. It is humbling and overwhelming to know that we are able to respond to God’s call to help “the least of these.” This is has been a great few weeks and we are looking forward to an amazing first year of the Five & Two Food Truck Ministry!