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Group spreads love through a lunch sack

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Love Lunchsack Ministry uses bread, meat, cheese and a special ingredient of love to bring joy to Southeast Texans in need.

Every Saturday, Shilo Herrington, along with volunteers, spends hours making sandwiches.  On Sundays, they travel the Golden Triangle handing out food and lifting spirits.

"There's a lot of people that may need the sandwich but they really need the love, hug, compassion and physical touch," said Herrington.

Herrington created the group Love Lunchsack Ministry in 2009. She said it was a calling from God when He sent her a vision to spread love.

"When he did that, he showed me a mental picture, an image in my mind that was a brown bag with a red heart and once I saw that red heart, I knew that this was the universal symbol for love," she said.

Herrington has made new friends along the way. She says the people she serves every week have now become family.

Last week, the Sertoma Club honored Herrington for it's highest award; the Service for Mankind Award. She was also awarded for the Heart of America Region which is the overall winner out of 6 states.

"I'm blown away. I'm very honored," she said.

To follow Herrington's group, you can find them on Facebook under "Love Lunchsack Ministry."

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