Wilkes County has 22 schools K-12. Children, whose household income is low, qualify for free meals at school. But there is no weekend food for too many children, who must go hungry if the refrigerator is bare.
Many churches have food drives to benefit children of Wilkes. Needed most are Ramen noodles, canned spaghetti, oatmeal packets, granola bars, cans of pork and beans, beef stew,
Jesus asked a third time, “Simon son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was deeply hurt that Jesus had asked him a third time, “Do you love Me? “Lord, You know all things," he replied. “You know I love You."Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep."
Four or five volunteers meet at 10 am on Mondays to stuff bags for the kids' backpacks. They will do about half of the 700 backpacks. Another crew of volunteers will meet on Tuesdays at 10
A designated school counselor or teacher will pick up the bags for their school on Thursdays, and each teacher will slide the bag into students' bacckpaccks.
We are blessed to have great year round support from Wilkes County individuals and churches who wan to help. The need isn't once a year, but throughout the school year and summer, too.