Board of education members help deliver food to community

Published 9:11 am Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Members of the Davie County Board of Education delivered Thanksgiving dinner to local families on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
In partnership with Davie High Hunger Fighters, an on-campus ministry that supports students and their families, there were 127 boxes delivered to homes identified through the organization. Families include students at all grade levels in the district.
Board members delivered 20 of those. The additional boxes were delivered by local volunteers, including many schools employees.
The Thanksgiving include a $20 Food Lion gift card (to purchase a turkey, if desired), as well as side dishes, snacks, paper products, and other supplies. Planning for the contents began months ago, and include more than just items for Thanksgiving Day. The hope is to support students and their families while out of school on Thanksgiving break.
Each year, board members and Superintendent Jeff Wallace deliver boxes to homes around the county, in an effort to spread some cheer for the start of the holiday season.
“It is an honor to be able to serve families in this capacity,” said Wallace. “We must do our part to help our neighbors all year long, but during this time of year it is especially important for families to feel the love of their community.”