Xceleration Church Pastor Sally Davis (right) poses with Humble Movie Tavern assistant manager Michael Meade (left) by their Hunger Free Summer Food Drive poster.

Xceleration Church Pastor Sally Davis (right) poses with Humble Movie Tavern assistant manager Michael Meade (left) by their Hunger Free Summer Food Drive poster.

New church partners with Movie Tavern in Humble for summer food drive
By Melanie Feuk | Posted 3 weeks ago

Recently, more than movies had their first showing at the Movie Tavern in Humble.

Approximately 11 weeks ago, the congregation of Xceleration Church led by Pastor Sally Davis convened for their first service and already, they have to move to one of the Humble Movie Tavern’s larger theaters to accommodate their growing membership.

“This is a relatively new church in the area and we’ve already reached capacity just by word of mouth,” Kevin Golden, member of Xceleration Church, said. “It’s a nondenominational church and it’s quite different than the traditional location and format. We have a female pastor. Our church is multicultural and we meet in a movie theater.”

As pastor of a new church in Humble, Davis wants Xceleration to have a positive presence in the community and is excited to take part in community outreach programs, the first of which they are doing in partnership with the Movie Tavern in Humble.

“The Movie Tavern has been so cooperative,” Davis said. “They said this is exactly something they want to do. The manager, Patrick Dorain, said the Movie Tavern is already involved in helping the community. For example, when people leave things behind like clothes and toys, after and certain amount of time passes without anyone coming to claim it, they bag it up and give it to charity.”

With National Hunger Awareness Month approaching in September, Xceleration Church and the Movie Tavern in Humble decided to host a Hunger Free Summer Food Drive to benefit the Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM.)

From now through August, the community is encouraged to bring donations of nonperishable food items to the Movie Tavern in Humble.

So far, they have received donations of cereal, canned goods and dog food. However, they are looking to spread the word to the community in hopes to reach their goal of collecting 500 pounds of food to donate to HAAM.

The Movie Tavern in Humble is happy to partner with Xceleration in this initiative.

“I feel that as a company you need to be a part of the community and give back,” Dorain said. “The food drive fits well with what we try to do in the community. We’ve done things for women’s shelters, elementary schools and library summer programs. I feel our partnership with the church to host this food drive is something that is beneficial to the community because there is a need. If you have the means to help, why wouldn’t you?”

The issue of hunger is a cause very dear to Davis’ heart.

“During my own childhood, my father was an alcoholic and would sometimes forget to feed us,” Davis said. “We were often hungry and I know what it’s like. During the summer, kids don’t have the meal they can count on that’s provided at school. We want to reach out in Humble and surrounding areas and offer food to neighborhoods with a higher likelihood of children experiencing hunger.”

The Movie Tavern in Humble is located at 9630 F-M 1960 Road West, Humble, TX 77338.