At LOCC, we want to be known as a church who serves our community. In order to be the hands and feet of Jesus in High Point, we offer many different opportunities to serve those around us.
One major way we serve is by serving meals at Open Door Ministries in High Point numerous times throughout the year. From cooking and serving the meal to greeting the people coming in, each team of volunteers is able to serve those who are less fortunate with the dignity they deserve, and not just as a charity.
A second major way that LOCC serves is the LOAVES & FISHES FOOD PANTRY, which is run by our Forerunners group. In addition to having boxes of non-perishable food items available on site for families or individuals in need, we also prepare meal boxes for 60 families at 4 nearby schools during the Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays for a total of 180 boxes during the year.
A third major way that LOCC serves the High Point community is through Hopefield Gardens. Hopefield Gardens was started in 2014 when our youth were confronted with the fact that High Point is one of the worst food deserts in the country. With so many people unable to get their hands on fresh fruits and veggies, the idea for our small community garden was born. Over the 2015-17 growing seasons, we have harvested close to 1,000 pounds of food, including cucumbers, squash, personal watermelons, cantaloupe, tomatoes, lettuce mix, sweet and hot peppers, radishes, okra, and eggplant. With new improvements coming to the garden every season, we look forward to even more produce to help out our community in the future!