Tarlac City villagers benefit from groups’ food program
TARLAC CITY— Some 400 residents in Barangay San Jose here recently received food packages through the joint initiative of Jonathan Joseph Foundation and Next Generation International Christian Church based in Makati City.
The two groups, who were with 20 volunteers, gave out one pack of groceries to each family.
Pastor John Garcia, Senior Pastor of Next Gen Church, led the distribution of food packages and the giving of inspirational messages to the residents.
The food packages consist of basic necessities such as rice, grocery items, canned goods and snacks were distributed during the Food for the Good: Food Drive 2017 that coincides the launching of Next Generation International Christian Church-San Jose.
Jonathan Joseph Foundation Representative Maricel Sunio said the foundation is created “to reflect God’s love by helping underprivileged children and families with basic necessities such as food, aid, clothing, healthcare, love and support for them to live a comfortable and happy life.”
“Our ultimate goal is to create a pathway for children to follow, pursue, and accomplish their dreams and goals. By guiding, inspiring, and by empowering kids, this will provide them the fundamentals to make positive, influential decisions,” Sunio stressed.
Jimly Manalo, a recipient of the food packaces, expressed gratitude to the church and the foundation for the food packages and hot meal catering.
NextGen Founder and Senior Pastor John Garcia lauded the foundation for its support and generosity in helping the community to grow spiritually.
“We plan to establish more branches in Oriental Mindoro, Pampanga and Baguio after the launching of our first branch in Tarlac City,” Garcia noted.
Founded in 2009, NextGen Church is an evangelistic, bible-based and Christ-centered church that aims for extreme kindness which is the trademark of Jesus Christ.
The residents of Barangay San Jose were the first beneficiary of this event in Luzon.
The donors also plan to donate computers to schools stating that education is an integral part in the life of the children. The Jonathan Joseph Foundation and the Next Generation International Church stated that they came into partnership “to bring joy to the communities of God.”