Newton, NC – Vertical Life Church, ECCCM and Second Harvest Food Bank are partnering to bring additional hunger relief to Newton area families who have been impacted by COVID-19. According to Valerie Johnson from Vertical Life Church, “With the impact of COVID-19, our church would like to help those effected by job loss and illness in family”.

Already, ECCCM is serving thousands of families in need throughout the region. However, according to Kristal Manning ECCCM Assistant Director, “We are aware that many families who do not receive hunger assistance and have been impacted by COVID-19, needing assistance.” To meet this need, ECCCM is using its relationship with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide a mobile food truck at Vertical Life Church. Those who are not receiving hunger assistance at ECCCM and need hunger relief help are encouraged to come to the food distribution.

The mobile food truck distribution will be held on Friday, June 26 at 10:00 at Vertical Life Church. The church is located at 111 West 8th Street, Newton NC. Applications will begin at 9:00 am with Distribution at 10:00 am. Quantities will be limited. In the event of inclement weather, call Vertical Life Church at 828-469-5007.

ECCCM, a Catawba County United Way partner agency, provides assistance with mortgage/rent payments, utility bills, hunger relief, transportation, and financial coaching. ECCCM has extended “a hand up, not a hand out” to those in need in eastern Catawba County since 1969, never turning away a qualifying client.