Published: Sep 14, 2011 12:48 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 14, 2011 4:33 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Pastor Alexander Scotland with Discipleship Driven Ministiries in Port Charlotte had a plan to help feed the hungry. "We realized that the economy is down right now people are hurting people have lost jobs," said Alexander.  So the pastor and his church started selling donated items at their Port Charlotte Thrift Shop. The profits go to buying food, To hand out to those who need it, like Norma Pinto who has 5 children. "I love it, it's kept us from going hungry," said Pinto.

The pastor says that they were trying to work on a concept of people helping people, but Monday night somebody helped themselves, to the 12 foot long trailer that the church takes toFort Myers to get food for their food bank. Without the trailer, Scotland says it will be impossible to bring supplies back from the Harry Chapin Food Bank to hand out to people like Pinto. "That's horrible. That is horrible because there are so many people out here that are in need of food," said Pinto.

Alexander reported the trailer stolen, but he says he has a message for the thieves who took it: "All we want to say is whoever it is, wherever you might be who stole that trailer all we asking is that you return the trailer- we are not asking for anything, we wont incriminate you." said Alexander. The pastor says that they can continue operations if someone could come forward to donate a trailer to use for the trips.