Atlanta church shares windfall with senior tenants of Salvation Army

Dec 8, 2020

When the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, Georgia, received a windfall of funds to alleviate hunger in the community, it thought of The Salvation Army.

Redeemer's Lutheran Community Food Ministry works with homeless neighbors and food-unstable college students, providing lunch to about 200 people every weekday. After the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, LCFM went from dining in to carry outs; it has served more than 30,000 meals since then.

"Because of LCFM's presence in the community, when Fulton County received a large grant for organizations offering food service, LCFM was included, and the county gave extra money to Redeemer to distribute to other organizations," said David Hansen, the church's choir director.

Hansen also is an…

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