It's been five years since I first met Jeff Hayes, Pastor of Faith Temple in Sioux Falls.  At the time, Pastor Jeff was scheduling weekly food giveaways in the parking lot of Faith Temple.

Since then, millions of pounds of food have been distributed to thousands of people in need.  Aside from Pastor Jeff and his family, Faith Temple is blessed with members that have given their time as volunteers at the Food Giveaways.  There have also been folks that are not members of the church, but have chosen to assist at the Food Giveaways.

Just recently, I noticed that the Hayes family (Jeff, Josh, Rhonda and Jena) have been named state winners of the American Legion Good Samaritan Award.  The Hayes will receive a plaque from the Legion for this honor.

No doubt about it---the recognition is well deserved!  Congratulations to Pastor Jeff and his family for their leadership in coordinating a program that is touching lives in our community!