LA’s Dream Center providing 14,000 meals per day, with help from Kanye West
By Bianca Smith
April 23, 2020
Kanye West has joined forces with Chick-fil-A to help feed the homeless of downtown Los Angeles during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Dream Center is reportedly distributing more than 14,000 meals per day at the present time. As part of this, Chick-fil-A is donating 5,000 sandwiches per week.
West, himself a resident of LA resident, and therefore no stranger to the scenes of chronic homelessness that fill every corner of the sprawling city, is helping in the distribution process.
Matthew Barnett, founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center, talks with Faithwire about the work his organization is doing to serve more than 14,000 meals every single day to those in need of food during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Every morning I wake up and stand in the parking lot with our dedicated staff, I am blown away that day after day, week after week, there is enough food to provide to folks that need it,” Matthew Barnett, Dream Center co-founder, told Fox News.
“The Los Angeles Dream Center has transformed into the Grand Central Station of food distribution and other basic essentials. I’m so grateful that our team has stayed healthy, and that we’ve found a safe way to meet the urgent needs within our community. I can’t say thank you enough to the various donors who’ve made this a reality. This is what a neighborhood, a community, and a church should always look like.”
Based in the Skid Rowe region, the Dream Center delivers real Christianity that serves as a benchmark to churches worldwide. While few can do it on the scale of this remarkable church, it’s a far cry from celebrity Christianity.
When the coronavirus is behind us and Christians realize that they can watch church online, this might be the hour where we see churches turn and become more community focused like never before.