Eagles star quarterback Carson Wentz is back in action after a torn ACL last December forced him to end the season early, leaving backup quarterback Nick Foles to lead the team to their Super Bowl victory. But Wentz, a strong Christian, made optimal use of the unexpected down time, assisting Eagles coaches on the field and pouring into his faith-based nonprofit, the Audience of 1 Foundation.
Back in June, the AO1 Foundation teamed up with the Connect Church to launch “Thy Kingdom Crumb,” a food truck that distributes free meals to the public with the sole purpose of sharing God’s love for all people.
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The truck celebrated its first meal distribution event on Aug. 31
“Thy Kingdom Crumb is a community initiative dedicated to helping ALL people experience the unconditional love of God in a tangible manner by distributing quality food for free,” reads a description on the TKC website. “Thy Kingdom Crumb is meant to uplift everyone and anyone in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey area regardless of their socioeconomic circumstance. It is our goal to communicate to each person we come in contact with that they are seen, valued, and unconditionally loved by Jesus.”
"I think the biggest thing is sharing the love of Christ. We are going to provide them food, and we believe that will physically fill a need but we want to fill a spiritual need along the way." @cj_wentz
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— Thy Kingdom Crumb (@tkctruck) September 8, 2018
“It’s on us…‘cause He loves you!” reads the truck’s official slogan.
Can’t wait to serve you TODAY! Come join us rain or shine at the corner of Pattison Ave & Citizens Bank Way right next…
Fellow teammates like Eagles tight end Zach Ertz have joined Wentz’s latest effort to bring good food and the Good News to those in and around Philadelphia.
“The message of our faith is paramount to us,” he said on the truck’s opening night.
Last NFL season, many took notice of the very public Christian faith of several Eagles players. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles attributed the team’s “underdog” rise to championship success to their trust in God’s plans for them, while head Coach Doug Pederson called Christ the “glue” that held his team together amid many challenges on their road to victory.
To learn more about the initiative, and where you can find the Thy Kingdom Crumb truck, click here.