Share the gospel, share a meal: Local organization lending helping hand to those in need


GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) – There was a pew made out of folding chairs and a music stand in the place of a pulpit. A local organization has been using those donations and more to help a community in need.

The church choir was set up in the parking lot of the roller skating rink in Gaffney, and Gaffney Street Homeless Ministry Pastor was reading scriptures to anyone who stopped by.

“I do believe that God plants you where you need to be. I believe he literally pointed them out to me,” Gaffney Street Homeless Ministry Founder Renee Snapp said.

The idea came straight from the mind of the Gaffney Street Homeless Ministry Founder Renee Snapp. She told 7 News she saw a lot of homeless people in her community and wanted to make a difference.

“I started seeing them, they’re everywhere,” Snapp said.

That’s the purpose of Sundays. Snapp said they spend their Saturdays pooling together their donations and putting them in bags to give out. On top of that, they offer a warm dinner for the parishioners and even leftovers.

Some days there is only two of them. Other times, more.

“Some of the people here in the community are really in need because they are looked down upon by the people,” Pittman said.

But regardless of how big the crowd is, Pittman told 7 News they have the same mission every Sunday.

“Share the gospel and share a meal. And maybe with the resources, we can come to the table, provide some of that and spread it back out to them,” Pittman said.

Snapp said she has big plans for the organization. She told 7 News they’re trying to figure out a way now to create a stable and secure shelter for those who need it.

If you would like to help, you can drop off donations at Opsource on Walton Drive in Gaffney or you can bring items during the Sunday afternoon service to the Skateland Roller Skating Rink parking lot.

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