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Presbyterian breakfasts returning: drive-thru only

If you’ve ever driven by Mocksville First Presbyterian Church on the second Saturday of the month pre-Covid, you might have noticed the full parking lot, or possibly caught the scent of bacon and sausage wafting from the outside grill.

The sights and smells come from the church’s longstanding community breakfast program, which raises money for local nonprofit organizations.

The monthly breakfasts have been put on hold since the spring, when the pandemic caused a halt in many fundraising efforts. During this time, finding safe ways to support these organizations has been a challenge – even though the need is great.

On Saturday, Jan. 9, FPC will offer a drive-through breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Prepackaged takeout boxes will be available for curbside pickup. Each plate will include eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, gravy and biscuits.

A donation box will be provided, and proceeds from this and future breakfasts will be split among the nonprofit organizations sponsored by First Presbyterian. These include Davie High School Hunger Fighters, Just Hope, Students at Risk, Advocacy Center, Dragonfly House, Family Promise and Summer Food Bags.

“Our outreach ministry team has really missed this opportunity to fellowship with the community and raise funds for local nonprofits,” said the Rev. Dana Fruits, pastor. “We are excited to be able to do this in a modified fashion so we can still help others during this trying time.”

First Presbyterian is at 261 S. Main St. in downtown Mocksville. The drive-through breakfast will be offered at the back of the church on Clement Street.