Servant’s Heart Worship Center and CityServe of the Triad are teaming up this year to help get free groceries into the hands and stomachs of those facing financial challenges this Christmas.

The event, called “Christmas From The Heart,” will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Servant’s Heart Worship Center at 275 Parris Ave. in High Point.

More information about Servant’s Heart Worship Center and its upcoming events can be found at

Hiawatha Hemphill, the senior pastor of Servant’s Heart stated this week that events like this do more than get food to the needy. Hemphill said they also act as the church’s “opportunity to serve and meet new people in our community.”

Year round, Servant’s Heart’s non-profit – Hope’s From the Heart – serves displaced veterans, kids and other people in shelters in High Point, Winston Salem, Greensboro and Lexington.

The church’s mission statement calls for it to be “a church with a heart to serve God and people.”

Heart Worship Center was founded in High Point, NC by Hemphill seven years ago and, ever since, community outreach and helping those in need have been high priorities.

CityServe of the Triad was formed late last year to supply its partner churches with items like food, furniture, apparel and household necessities – so the churches can get those items to the people who need them.

This time of year, especially, many community groups and local governments are giving food to the needy free of charge. The late Guilford County Commissioner Carolyn Coleman, who passed away earlier this year, instigated a number of county-sponsored food for the needy give aways that took place over the holidays.

Those in need this holiday season should keep an eye out for announcements of food giveaway events in December.