Stolen truck from church means hundreds may go without food

Updated: May. 9, 2019 at 8:15 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Members of Macedonia Church in North Charleston are looking for their truck after they noticed it went missing on Tuesday.

The church gathered Tuesday for a prayer service when they noticed their truck, which they usually keep parked outside the church, was gone.

“The people that come out here, they’re really in need of it,” Macedonia Church Pastor Elder Harold Tucker said. “I’m kind of hurt for them, being that we’ll not be able to serve them this afternoon.”

The church uses the truck to pick up food from Lowcountry Food Bank and distribute it to people in the North Charleston, Summerville and Saint James communities.

Now that someone stole the truck, the pastor of the church said they cannot bring food to people who normally rely on it.

“The faces of them, after we distribute the food to them, the faces of them, they will just brighten up,” Tucker said.

Tucker said even if the truck does not make it back to the church, they will continue to serve their communities.

“We will do what we have to do to serve this community,” Tucker said. “Because it’s a great impact, I know it is, so that’s one of the things that we’re going to do.”

The church is scheduled to pass out food to people in Summerville on Thursday.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this incident. Deputies ask people to call 843-873-5111 if they have any information.

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