In October of 2015 Bethel Lutheran Church was awarded a $5000 grant through their church association (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ) to purchase a truck that would help collect food items for food pantries in their community.
While the grant was a great starting point, it was not enough to purchase a truck. A Bethel member, who also served on the board for Family Promise of Colorado Springs, suggested that the church partner with Family Promise (which provides shelter for families in homeless situations). Family Promise owned a truck that was typically only used one day a week to transport mobile beds.
A partnership was quickly formed to utilize Family Promise’s truck for this new founded program. Soon afterward Thrivent Financial joined the partnership, helping to transform the truck into the new Say What? Truck design.