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Food Trucks Help Feed People In Muskegon

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MUSKEGON, Mich– t’s not easy to feed a family of seven.

“Of course we are very grateful and thankful. I learned a long time ago, when you have needs you have needs. Can’t be ashamed of what’s real,” Edwin Cohea said.

Edwin Cohea is a pastor at Matthews House Community Church in Muskegon. He’s helped organize food trucks for his church, now he’s attending them to feed his family. He recently got married, and found himself going from a single father of one, to helping run the home of seven.

“There are people out here that won’t do this because they feel like it’s humiliating, but there is nothing humiliating about it,” Cohea said.

Edwin was one of 150 families that received food from the truck that Samuel Lutheran Church hosted Saturday afternoon. The truck is part of Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank Inc, and hands out all sorts of different food items, including fresh produce and dairy items.

“Feels like it’s the lord’s work, on the other hand it would be nice to not have to do these food trucks. But, we are glad that we are able to help them, that we are gifted in this congregation to have the money to purchase the trucks,” Pastor Marcy Miller, Samuel Lutheran Church said.

The church holds one of these food trucks a month, to make sure the people in their community have the food they need.

“We should take care of ourselves. I don’t want people to feel like they should feel ashamed or humbled or anything to come and get food. It’s food that could be thrown away, it’s food that would go to waste,” Cohea said.

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