Glorious Liberty Church, Abeokuta in conjunction with Beth Help foundation, on Saturday gave free medical services, foodstuffs and clothes to over 1,500 residents of Ogun state.
The beneficiaries of the gesture included, the aged, widows and physically challenged persons.
Some of foodstuffs distributed included: bags of rice, beans, spaghetti and noodles.
Speaking at the event which was held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, a Senior Pastor of the Glorious Liberty Church, Richard Osanaiye said the gesture was aimed at providing succour for the less privileged and soul winning.
Osanaiye stressed the need for government to put in place policy-driven interventions targeted at the elderly to improve their quality of life and health status.
He said, “Today we reached out to over 1,500 persons. We gave them food, we gave them clothes, and we gave them free medical services. We gave free medical services to almost 400 to 500 patients. And everybody had food. About 1,500 people had food. We gave them rice, we gave them beans, we gave them spaghetti, we give them noodles. We reached out to children also.
“With this we win souls, there are many people who received Christ today just because they came to collect food. We believe that we are giving hope to people, putting smile of people’s faces and instead of people to die of hunger, at least we have helped them to smile.
“We have been doing this for the last four, five years and we will continue to do this. Our focus for today was on the aged, widows, people who cannot walk and people who do not have anybody to fend for them.
“I think there should a system where such people are attended to. Maybe a kind of a shelter where you keep old people who do not have people to attend to them, they are senior citizens, they can’t work and some of them do not have children to take care of them.”