SOUL Foundation, the outreach arm of SOUL Church, has delivered two million meals to people in need across Norwich over the past year. Led by Jon Norman, Soul Church is an example of 1 John 3:18 at work:
“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
SOUL Foundation is part of the ‘Love Your Neighbour’ group and the foundation deliver 20% of the group’s meals. That means the group overall has delivered 10 million meals to date!
SOUL Foundation started just before the pandemic hit, but during lockdown has seen an explosion in the number of people needing assistance. Many people have found themselves without enough food, either because they can’t get to the shops or because they don’t have the money.
Through SOUL Foundation, SOUL Church has teamed up with other businesses and initiatives to scale up their team and facilities to meet the demand. They have partnered with 15 schools across the area to identify families in need of practical support or food deliveries, as well as pro-actively seeking referrals for people in need. The foundation has also started offering budgeting courses and has set up a job club for those who are currently out of work.
Soul Foundation celebrates its 1st birthday
SOUL Church recently posted a video in celebration of SOUL Food’s first birthday. “WE DID IT
Sam Mooney, who heads up SOUL Foundation expresses how he has been blown away by the community support SOUL Church has received.
“It’s been amazing to see how school staff, our own volunteers and local businesses have joined together over the past year. Our team has been given vans, a large warehouse and more. Every day, we’re driving to collect tons of food, before sorting it at the warehouse and delivering to those who need it. It’s been an absolute privilege to be involved. We’re so thankful to all our partners and supporters.”
Soul Church Pastor, Jon Norman believes social action should be at the heart of any ministry: “SOUL Foundation gives us the chance to show the love of Jesus to those in our community in a way that really makes a difference. We call it love in action.”