Saturday breakfast to help support summer food bags for students

Published 1:23 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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Summer Food Bags has been feeding children in Davie County for more than 10 years.

The program began at Hardison Methodist and soon included other United Methodist churches in Mocksville area.

Summer Food Bags feed children on the weekends during the summer when school is out, like the backpack programs during the school year. One in five children in this area are living with food insecurity.

“We work the summer feeding program of Davie County Schools which provide hot meals Monday-Friday at schools and in neighborhoods,” said volunteer, Don Routh. “We provide food bags on Thursdays to cover the weekends.”

Everyone who works with Summer Food Bag is a volunteer. All money raised goes for food. Funds have been received from churches, businesses, individuals, and grants.

“We have fed about 390 children a week,” he said.

Mocksville First Presbyterian Church will be having a breakfast on Saturday, April 13 from 7:30-10 a.m. with proceeds going to Summer Food Bags. The church is on S. Main Street.