Lake Highlands United Methodist Church flipped the script in 1996. After years of inviting neighbors from nearby apartment communities to worship with them in their building with little success, they gathered resources and volunteers and moved into recreation rooms of complexes to offer worship services there. The project was a hit, and expansion followed.
By 2007, the church opened the New Room Community Center on Whitehurst to bring these congregations together and expand services. Five years later, Feed Lake Highlands was born.
Feed Lake Highlands is a nonprofit working to address food insecurity in our neighborhood – but their services go far beyond their name. In addition to their food distribution program, they collect and distribute new and gently used clothing, household items and furniture, provide after school homework help, send kids to summer camp and sustain families and elderly residents in a host of physical and spiritual ways.
This Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Feed Lake Highlands will celebrate its tenth birthday with a community event at LHUMC. The party will include Bondi Bowls, hot dogs, popcorn, bounce houses, a trackless train, face painting, games, a DJ and more. The event is open to the public, and attendance is free.