SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An organization that has been feeding the hungry in central Springfield for several years has a new location. Center City Christian Outreach is a group of eight churches in central Springfield that operates Well of Life.
The food pantry's old location was on the campus of St. Agnes Cathedral, but the churches are excited to have made the move to a more convenient location in the 400 block of Kimbrough Avenue. They've come together to do God's will and feed thousands.
"Our eight churches were all having our doors knocked upon, and we thought, if we combined our resources, we would be able to serve those people better and not send them from one to the other to the other," said Greg Gloeckner, president-elect of Center City Christian Outreach.
The Well of Life has been serving central Springfield since 2004, but this is a new beginning.
"The pantry's a lot bigger, and we're also on the bus route, so that makes us much more accessible," said Gail Smart, president of Center City Christian Outreach.
Michael Tremaine and Annie Palmer are the first clients to visit the new location.