Lexington's Race Against Hunger

 

 

This event supports LICS and three other charities in the fight against hunger.

Lexington Interfaith Community Services will receive 50% of the profits after World Vision sponsorships in 2015. LICS is a local Christian social service ministry serving the families and individuals struggling to meet their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. Through the support of more than 45 Christian congregations, LICS serves residents of Lexington County.

 

Providing over 130,000 lbs of food each year, LICS Food Pantry is broken down into three social service programs. One is the LICS Emergency Services that provides assistance to an average of 17 families per day. The second program, Food For Living (FFL) provides food for families and individuals who suffer from frequent food insufficiency due to a fixed income. The third program, Touching Other People (TOP) provides local law enforcement (i.e., LPD and LCSD) with food to give to needy families during calls 24 hours a day. LRAH donations will purchase food for the pantry when donations are low. For more information on LICS go to www.licssc.org.

 

World Vision is one of the charities benefiting from LRAH. We currently sponsor 13 children in 13 different countries. World Vision, founded in 1950, is an international Christian relief and development organization working to promote the well being of all people, especially children. World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. In communities around the world, we join with local people to find lasting ways to improve the lives of poor children and families. In 2010, 85% of World Vision's total revenue was designated for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need. For more information on World Vision, go to www.worldvision.org.

ACTS (Area Churches Together Serving) will receive 20% of the profits after World Vision sponsorships in 2015. ACTS mission is to give temporary and emergency aid, in the name of Jesus Christ, to persons in need in the Aiken area. Since opening in August 1986, the food pantry has served 117,471 individuals equating to 2,466,891 meals. In addition, they have a senior’s food distribution once a month that serves an average of 440 seniors every month. LRAH donations will support all of these ACTS food ministries. ACTS also provides clothing, house wares, furniture, medication, and utility assistance. An attempt is made to meet both the physical and spiritual needs when clients are interviewed. For more information on ACTS, email: info@actsofaiken.org or visit ACTS website at www.actsofaiken.org.

Oliver Gospel Mission will receive 30% of the profits after World Vision sponsorships in 2015. OGM, the oldest rescue mission in the southeast and sixth oldest in the nation, exists to ensure that the broken and homeless are sheltered, given the gospel of Jesus Christ, and equipped to live responsibly. LRAH donations will provide funds to cover the expenses of fulfilling this mission, part of which is feeding and sheltering. In 2012, Oliver Gospel Mission provided 34,997 nights of shelter, 73,479 meals, distributed 38,074 pieces of clothing, and over 37,738 individuals attended chapel services. For more information about Oliver Gospel Mission, visit www.olivergospelmission.org or contact Beth Well at bwell@olivergm.com to schedule a tour or speaking engagement

 

Lexington United Methodist Church supports this mission outreach by promoting and registering event participants and by the encouragement to bring canned food for LICS to the event or at the packet pick up time the day prior. Encouragement of other churches to participate by registering church members and bringing food has been a mission of LUMC also.