Thanks to incredible community volunteers, this summer we delivered 600 boxes of food staples, fresh produce, healthy recipes and children’s books to local families. This is what we heard from some of the recipients of the food boxes…
“My son liked to wait by the window, watching for our box to be delivered. He tried food that he normally wouldn’t eat.” – Food Box Recipient
“Helping to pack and deliver boxes was a really valuable experience for our employees. It gave them a really important insight into the lives of their clients, and I think they are doing their job with more compassion.” – Volunteer
This program is only possible thanks to the generosity and hard work of our partners. This year, contributors included: The Yancey Fund, Community Foundation of WNC, Reconciliation House, Dig In! Community Garden, Toe River Health District, Yancey County Transportation Authority, Blue Ridge Partnership for Children, Yancey County Cooperative Extension Office, TRACTOR Food and Farms, AMY Regional Library, Yancey County DSS, Yancey County Schools, First Baptist Church of Burnsville, Higgins Methodist Church, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Helping Hands of Yancey County, Ingles, volunteers from the Mountain Air Country Club, and many individual community volunteers.