Feed The 5000 Project
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”– Matthew 25:35
Feed the 5000 Project is a food service project of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) in Alexandria, VA. It is the vision of the church’s pastor, Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, who sought God on how to give “real time” help to local families experiencing financial challenges. Nearly 1 in 10 Virginians live below the federal poverty level, according to the Virginia Poverty Task Force.
The project is based on the miracle where Jesus Christ fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves of bread. The heart of the miracle speaks to the value of sharing resources and the humanity of meeting the immediate needs of those who lack.
Each year, we strive to reach our goal to provide one week’s worth of groceries to individuals and families in the Alexandria Community. As we celebrate our 5th Anniversary, we are blessed to have reached over 4,000 individuals and families which is over 14,000 people. This milestone was met because of the partnership Alfred Street established with ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically), a renowned service organization with deep roots in the Alexandria community.
Feed the 5000 Project is funded by the generosity of the Alfred Street Baptist Church congregation, friends and supporters. If you would like to support this event financially, Please Click Here. ASBC is working closely with the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) in Alexandria to identify families that qualify for federal assistance. Applicants are required to register with a local DCHS office or with Alfred Street Baptist Church, via web or in person prior to the event.