By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]
Alfred Street Baptist Church helped the city’s first responders ring in the new year by delivering about 600 free meals on Dec. 30 as part of its Hidden Halos initiative, according to a news release.
Created and launched by senior pastor Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, the program involves Alfred Street Baptist staff, leadership and volunteers delivering random acts of kindness to different individuals or organizations every year, according to the release. This year, the city’s oldest predominantly Black church handed out meals to local firefighters, sheriff’s deputies, police officers and dispatch operators.
In the past, the church has provided food and massages to teachers and free car washes, gas and groceries to residents.