Feed A Kid Program begins again for summer 2018

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This year, 56 families are registered for the Feed A Kid Program, which will run from June 13 to Aug. 22 to provide a summer weekly meal for children who qualified for the free and reduced lunches during the school year.

Children are identified through the schools by teachers and counselors as at risk for food insufficiency. The program, in partnership with Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries, has continued for the past seven years, now with the assistance and participation of several churches.

Packing the bags takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and seven routes are run across Polk County to ensure every student receives their bag filled with food and books donated from the Polk County Library.

This year, a total of $10,330 was raised from five community churches, including Church of the Holy Cross, Tryon United Methodist Church, The Congregational Church of Tryon/UCC, Saluda’s Church of the Transfiguration and Unitarian Universalist Church to fund the Feed a Kid Program.

Those interested in volunteering, may contact the Congregational Church of Tryon at 828-859-9414.

– Submitted by

Ellen Harvey Zipf