OKLAHOMA CITY — A group of Oklahoma Southern Baptists are heading south to help feed migrants being detained by the federal government at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Don Williams, director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Disaster Relief, said a group of Baptist volunteers will go to Brownsville, Texas, on Sunday to partner with the Southern Baptist Convention of Texas' disaster relief team currently cooking meals for detainees.

Williams said the Texas Baptist disaster relief group has been providing meals in Brownsville in partnership with the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, with the latter agencies purchasing the food and distributing the meals that are cooked by the Baptists.

Williams said his counterpart with the Southern Baptist Convention of Texas told him that they had been cooking about 1,700 meals a day but they were requesting aid from Oklahoma Baptist volunteers because the American Red Cross had just informed them that the meals would need to be increased to about 9,000 a day.

"They need help, and Oklahoma Baptists are on their way," Williams said Friday.

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