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Posted on 04/17/2020 in Uncategorized

The Purple Onion Café is continuing to Offer Meals with Highest Praise Church

Shallotte, NC – April 17, 2020 – The Purple Onion Café/ART Catering & Events and Highest Praise Church are continuing to offer individual hot boxed meals for those in need among the Covid-19 Crisis.

Since they began this grassroots effort on March 25th, they have already served over 1800 people in the community. Meals are distributed drive-thru style, in the Highest Praise parking lot on Wednesdays at 4pm and Sundays at 11am. Highest Praise Church is located at 19 Red Bug Road SW, Shallotte, along US-17 North.

“Meals are carefully prepared at the ART Catering & Events kitchen by our Chef. A typical meal includes rotisserie chicken, potatoes, country green beans, and freshly baked rolls. Once the baking is complete, meals are transported to Highest Praise Church to be distributed to those in need. Cars line up as early as 90 minutes before serving begins, showing the immense need in our county. Each person is incredibly grateful that pulls through the line to be handed their meals and blessed by Pastors Sherwood & Jordan Lancaster. It is an honor to be a part of this community and a part of this initiative." Megan Reaves, Marketing Director of ART Catering/Purple Onion Cafe 

“Today is an opportunity to see lives changed through the goodness of God displayed by His people. His love and provision knows no end and neither should our love for our community.” Pastor Sherwood Lancaster of Highest Praise Church.

Meals will continue to be distributed as long as we are able to cover most of our food cost. As a small business, we are continuing to be affected by this crisis, but it is in our hearts to support the community that has supported us since we opened on Main Street in 2004. Meals are currently covered through April 22nd.

For more information or to make a donation to cover meals, email or call 910.755.6642 extension 2. 

Upcoming Meals: Sunday, April 19th at 11:00am, Wednesday, April 22nd at 4:00pm

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