History of Blewer Food Center
The inspiration for Blewer Memorial Food Distribution Center began in 1991 at Echota Baptist Church. God spoke to a few Christian members about people in Gordon County needing food. The acted on their convitions and began a food pantry in their church. They soon saw the need was too great to be met by one church, and they presented this food ministry need to both Gordon and Memorial Baptist Associations. Each association approved this idea and began supporting this great ministry. The associations requested a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Baptist Convention Hunger Relief Fund and received the money which enabled Blewer Memorial Food Distribution Center to open in June of 1991. Southern Baptists sponsor hunger relief through the World Hunger Offerings. Blewer Memorial Food Distribution Center is the result of offerings given for hunger relief.
The Blewer Food Center was named in memory of Mrs. Wanna Blewer, a lady with a passion for helping people in need. She loved and helped families in her community any way possible, and always led the community children to church. She was one of those inspired to begin a food pantry that night at the mission study at Echota. Because of failing health, she wasn't physically able to do much work, but she was a prayer warrior and encourager. She was so excited about it because she wanted to reach out further than her community. The Lord called her home before the Food Center opened. Therefore it was decided to name it in her memory.
In 1996 Blewer Food Center moved to its present home at 373 Morrow Rd. next door to the Center of Ministry.