The Church of Jesus Christ Donates 25 Pallets of Food to Families of Immigrant Migratory Workers

Over 41,000 pounds of Food Was Donated to Hispanic Alliance of Georgia on Tuesday, 4/14/2020 to Help Families Affected by COVID-19.
Photo: La Alianza Leaders with George Wangemann
Photo: La Alianza Leaders with George Wangemann
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - April 17, 2020 - PRLog -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated 25 pallets of food to La Alianza – Hispanic Alliance of Georgia on Tuesday, 4/14/2020.

More than 41,000 pounds of food came from the church's 570,391-square-foot welfare facility in Salt Lake City, the Bishops' Storehouse.  Tuesday's delivery included shelf-stable items like beef stew, flour and canned fruits and vegetables.

Vanesa Sarazua, Founder & Executive Director of La Alianza appreciates the church's assistance to rescue Hall County's immigrant migratory workers.

Hall County has the largest migrant agricultural county in the State with the largest concentrated Immigrant population in the nation. La Alianza is located in the city of Gainesville - the Poultry Capital of the World.

Sarazua states, "Last week, through individual families and some business "despensa" box donations, we fed 76 families affected by COVID-19 who were either unemployed, underemployed, suffering sickness or unable to get relief from other programs."

The donation was arranged by local leaders of the church in Georgia where there are more than 85,927 members with 162 congregations, 98 meeting houses and 1 temple in Sandy Springs, GA.

A Few Things to Know About the Church of Jesus Christ in Georgia

Members of the Church believe in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. The Atlanta Georgia Temple is a place for Church members to make sacred promises with God and unite families for eternity. The Church's Helping Hands program sends thousands of volunteers throughout the Southeast to provide natural disaster relief. A legal clinic in Chamblee, associated with Emory University School of Law, provides free legal advice to immigrants through volunteer attorneys. Forty-four family history centers offer free genealogy assistance. is a free online service that helps organizations and communities build unity through service opportunities.


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