Jay Peters of St. Louis owns several businesses throughout the USA, but his major focus is getting over one million meals distributed to the needy!
It is very notable that he and another St. Louis businessman – Sam Rowley – are overseeing the distribution of possibly nearly 2 million meals … this year … to those in need. They are both successful businessmen, both are sons of missionaries in South America (Columbia and Ecuador), and both are committed followers of Jesus!
There is no charge for the food, but help is welcomed on the costs of upwards of $2,000 per 18-wheeler truckload from Florida, of which Jay’s warehouse has been receiving several loads of food each day.
(Jay is also looking for more warehouse space to store the food awaiting distribution to have donated, to rent, or to buy. Contact Jay for any of these reasons at www.agapedonate.org.)
Regarding feeding the hungry and other matters, in Matthew chapter 25, Jesus told this story regarding some of the events that will happen upon His return to earth. (John 14:2-4)
We are saved by faith, and not by good works, but that, as belonging to Him “… we are created in Christ Jesus to do good works…” (Ephesians 2:8-10)
At that time of judgment He will say to one group: “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat …
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you …?
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me'” (Matthew 25:31-40)
For some this could put “feeding the hungry” into a whole new perspective!
From Jay Peters:
“The 501 (c) 3 I serve (Agape Inventory Donation – www.agapedonate.org) received a donation of 866,000 box meal kits [now more than a million] and we are working to distribute to local and national charities by the pallet (700 meals) or by the truckload (20,000 meals). If any friends know of a deserving Not for Profit that feed folks and can take large quantities for free, message me. Our 100,000 sf warehouse a completely full and 4 truckloads are coming in daily. This product can’t be used internationally. Recipients must have to have current IRS letter of determination.”
About Jay Peters:
“Jay Peters is the President and founder of Agape Inventory Donation. Jay attended Ohio State University and Tennessee Temple University, where he studied business administration and economics. He currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife of 29 years, Dana. They have been blessed with two adult daughters and two grandchildren. Jay has successfully operated Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration Services for 30 years and has employed and mentored thousands of individuals. Spectrum now boasts operations in sixteen different cities with plans to open numerous additional franchises. Jay is also the president of Pillar Holding Company which owns and manages commercial properties.”
Related brief radio links from the recent past …
To hear … “Ferguson Mayor Knowles, Police Chief Moss, Police Chaplain Aguayo lead ‘Ferguson Loves Texas Drive!’” … click on https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/08/24/pastor-rick-biesiadecki-co-leads-www-mealsforamillion-com-no-one-stl-area-goes-bed-hungry/ — (pictured right to left … Sam Rowley, Joan Hendrick, Pastor Jose Aguayo, Ferguson Chief of Police Delrish Moss, Pastor Rick Biesiadecki, and your truly, HHH.);
To hear … “Layman Jay Peters helps Cuban Seminary; came to Christ thru Awanas; birthed www.agapedonate.org … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/11/18/layman-jay-peters-helps-cuban-seminary-came-to-christ-thru-awanas-birthed-www-agapedonate-org;
To hear … “Amazing story! Businessman Sam Rowley leads ‘Meals for a Million’ to prepare a million meals!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/08/21/amazing-story-businessman-sam-rowley-leads-meals-million-prepare-million-meals/;
To hear … “Pastor Rick Biesiadecki co-leads www.mealsforamillion.com so no one in STL area goes to bed hungry!” … click on .. https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/08/24/pastor-rick-biesiadecki-co-leads-www-mealsforamillion-com-no-one-stl-area-goes-bed-hungry/ … and
To hear … “Sam Rowley (2), son of missionaries, passionate re food for the hungry; see www.mealsforamillion.com” … click on … www.haroldhendrick.com/2017/08/23/sam-rowley-2-son-missionaries-passionate-re-food-hungry-see-www-mealsforamillion-com