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Tony Hall, Convoy of Hope and Local Churches Provide Emergency Food

Updated: Apr 23



Food to stock the food pantries at ten Dayton area churches arrived Thursday, thanks to the efforts of Ambassador Tony Hall, Convoy of Hope and Christian Life Center. Ambassador Hall serves as the Special Adviser on Hunger for Convoy of Hope, a faith-based humanitarian organization. Ambassador Hall saw the need in the Dayton area and arranged for a semi-trailer to be delivered.


“This food is really needed now.  We had a significant problem with hunger before the virus hit, now it’s even worse. People who had never asked for help before are looking for a way to get food. For many, they are most comfortable receiving assistance through their churches,” said Ambassador Hall.


“And we’re going to help those people. Volunteers from Christian Life Center are taking food from the Convoy of Hope semi and delivering it to ten churches in the inner city of Dayton and in Trot wood where the need is greatest.  Their ministry is to serve the most vulnerable of their members and neighbors. They all have food pantries that will be restocked to meet the growing demand.”


In addition to food, Convoy of Hope delivered toilet paper, cleaning supplies and hygiene items, Christian Life Center and Meijer also donated food.  Food was also provided directly to neighbors in a drive-up, no contact distribution.

“I’m thankful to Convoy of Hope, Pastor Tharp, the churches he works with and all the volunteers. They are making a difference in Dayton” said Ambassador Hall.

Churches that will be receiving food to restock pantries:


  1. New Hope Church….pastor Jeff Cartwright (Inner East side of Dayton, on Xenia Ave.)

  2. Gateway Cathedral….Pastor Norm Scearce (Trotwood)

  3. All Nations Bible Fellowship…Pastor Jimmy Mann (Near West side, not far from where old Good Samaritan hospital used to be)

  4. Lighthouse Community Church…Pastor Ed Harvey (Near West Side off Salem Ave)

  5. Linden Avenue Baptist Church…Pastor Pam Wants (Near East Side, obviously, Linden Ave.)

  6. Mars Hill Church…Pastor Jesse Sumlin (Near East Side, Webster and Leo streets)

  7. Gethsemane Church of God in Christ…Pastor Cutino Dargon (West Side, near corner of Gettysburg and West 3rd)

  8. Soul Winners for Jesus Christ…Pastor Scott Davidson (At intersection of I75 and North Main street)

  9. Gospel Mission…Pastor Ken Clarkston (Two blocks north of Miami Valley Hospital)

  10. Trinity Lighthouse Church….Pastor Nathan Hundley (Northridge neighborhood, just north of Dayton proper, around I75 and Needmore Road)


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