Second Helpings is a ministry of First Baptist Church that serves communities from Mangham, Start, Rayville, Holly Ridge and Delhi. Sacred Heart Catholic church first began a ministry like this because of their desire to help the recipients of the local Meals On Wheels program. Their desire was to provide a hot meal to these elderly citizens one Saturday each month – the participants do not receive weekend meals. After hearing of their practical way of meeting physical needs, a group from FBC decided to provide a meal on a different Saturday of each month.
We gather in the gym on Saturday mornings to prepare the meal, pack goodie bags, and box the meals. We have drivers for thirteen routes across the parish. Several members who are unable to participate on Saturday bring homemade desserts each month.
In addition to delivering the meal, we also try to determine if there are other needs that we can meet as Christian neighbors. Some need minor repairs to their homes, others have medical needs, others just need a visit and word of encouragement. Whatever the need, we try to meet it, using our hearts, hands and feet to show God’s love in us.
If you would like to participate in this ministry in any capacity, please contact us at the church. You will receive a blessing beyond belief and have fun in the process!