Worshippers pack Hillsboro Stadium for concert, food drive
Thousands of worshippers packed Hillsboro Stadium on Sunday evening for the first-ever Good New Today concert, a Christian music concert featuring Grammy winner Lecrae.
Attendees were encouraged to bring non-perishable food and cash donations for the Oregon Food Bank. The event collected 2,195 pounds of food — enough to provide 3,310 meals to those in need, according to Oregon Food Bank spokesman Kyle Hummel.
"We are so thankful to have been a beneficiary of the Good News Today event," he said. "The Oregon Food Bank believes that no one should be hungry, and that hunger starves the human spirit. To see so many people come together to celebrate their community and faith, while supporting thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors, was incredible."
The concert included preformances by a trio of Christian artists, including Lecrae and musicians Phil Wickham and Hollyn, as well as evangelist Jose Zayas, pastor at 26 West Church in Hillsboro. Zayas said he plans to hold additional concerts in the future.
"Good News Today didn't end on August 12, it's just the beginning," he said. "Thousands of people doing good throughout neighborhoods across our city will make a difference for years to come. Something special happens when people of all walks of life come together. I can't wait to do it again."