Five & Two Food Truck Rolls to Ellis County

Arlington Heights Food Truck Ministry Feeds Hundreds of ERTs and Tornado Clean-Up Volunteers
(Jan. 10) - The dream of the Five & Two Food Truck Ministry at Arlington Heights UMC (AHUMC) was to bring the church to the people and share the love of Christ with those in need. When the tornadoes ripped through North Texas after Christmas, the 5&2 team knew they could be of assistance. Through conversations with Rev. Laraine Waughtal, disaster response coordinator for the Central Texas Conference, AHUMC made connections with those organizing the relief efforts in Glenn Heights, located in Ellis County. It was determined that a great need existed days after the event, when national first responders pulled out of the area. 
On Jan. 7, the Five & Two Food Truck prepared fifty pounds of pulled pork and headed east with a car full of volunteers. During the lunch hour, the food truck ministry was able to serve BBQ sandwich box lunches and bottled water to more than 100 volunteers and emergency workers in the most heavily affected areas of town.  
“Hundreds of volunteers are coming each day to help with cleanup, and someone needs to feed them. We feel strongly that we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ by providing a hot meal and a word of grace to those who have lost so much, and those who are working so hard to clean up after a devastating natural disaster.” said Rev. Allen Lutes*.  “Today was amazing to see the body of Christ come together like that, it’s truly humbling.” 
The Five & Two Food Truck returned to Glenn Heights Saturday, Jan. 9 and fed more than 500 volunteers, and is always ready to respond when needed in times of need.


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*Allen is the associate pastor of Adult Ministries, Missions at Arlington Heights UMC, and the Head Chef and Principal Truck Driver for the Five & Two Food Truck.