In spite of the snow that closed both local school districts on Tuesday, the “Feed Fayette” outreach program was able to hand out over 3,200 boxes of food.
Feed Fayette has grown into a community unity project — a project that has been developed in these trying times to help the local community on a weekly basis at South Side Church of Christ, 921 S. Fayette St., Washington Court House.
From now through April, food distribution will take place every Tuesday at noon at South Side.
“We want to continue weekly to do our part to help our community through these difficult times,” said South Side Pastor Barry Pettit.
Pettit further explained that the 3,000 boxes of food — including the meat, dairy and produce items, are received by the church weekly to pass out.
“Multiple organizations have made this possible. I want to thank, INSP, Farmer Frog, Badger Whole Farm, and East West Food Rescue for making this outreach possible,” said Pettit.
If anyone is interested in donating, volunteering, or is aware of any groups that are in need, please contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barry at 740-335-3107. Another option is to visit the church volunteer Facebook page, “Farmers To Family Food Box Volunteers.”
“We want to thank all volunteers, and we look forward to partnering more with the community in this great outreach,” Pettit said. “We are excited to already partner with Second Chance, Community Action, Head Start, Life Pregnancy Center, Fayette County Jail, Miami Trace and Washington Court House Schools, Peace House, Rose Avenue Community Center, Phoenix Integrated Health, Street Ministry Food Bank, Heritage Food Pantry, Sabina Food Bank, Fayette County Food Bank, Mt. Sterling Community Center, American Legion, VFW, Fayette Recovery, Fayette Landing, and The Gary Lewis Benefit. Supporting community businesses such as Winkin’ Willies, Mugs, Woody’s, The Willow, Assisted Living, Foster Homes, Group Homes. Also, the communities of Leesburg, New Vienna, Good Hope, South Salem, Jeffersonville, Mt. Sterling, and Greenfield.”