Kenneth Holder - November 2014
Each month, a client at SFBFS is featured for success and growth. This month’s client spotlight is:
In early 2008, Kenneth Holder, now 40 years old, fell on hard times. He was part of a group he should not have been affiliated with, had turned to substance abuse and was living everyday feeling like a lost person.
That is when Kenneth found Williams Memorial Baptist Church. He started attending services every Sunday and was part of a group Bible study. He arrived to the church one Wednesday afternoon and saw a Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS)' trucks and tables set up like a farmers' market. He asked what was going on and was told it was a monthly food distribution for people who needed extra help once per calendar month. Kenneth remembered the day and returned the following month.
"I was hungry. I needed the extra support so I could get myself in classes I needed to help my problems," Kenneth said. Utilizing SFBFS' Food program for five months, Kenneth was able to attend classes he needed to become sober and have the courage to leave the group he was affiliated with.
Today, Kenneth was recently ordained and is in the final stages to become a Pastor. He currently serves as the Community Outreach President at Williams Memorial Baptist Church and is working on collaborating with more organizations, like SFBFS, to help serve families in Sacramento.
Kenneth is the perfect example of someone who lives by SFBFS' core values and mission statement. SFBFS is dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. Although Kenneth's journey to self-sufficiency is complete, 40,000 other men, women and children turn to SFBFS every month for Food support.
The staff and volunteers at SFBFS wish Kenneth the best of luck in all of his success!
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