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Alamance County schools, churches, agencies feed families

Posted April 12 -Times News

Impact Alamance, the Alamance-Burlington School System and local churches partnered to feed 500 families over Easter weekend.

“Alamance County is a wonderfully supportive community,” Schools Superintendent Bruce Benson said. ”… We are so appreciative of the care and concern expressed for our schoolchildren, and for the boundless community spirit that led to this effort to feed so many vulnerable families during the long holiday weekend.”

Impact Alamance staff coordinated the effort with the district’s social work teams, which identified families in need.

“ABSS asked for community help feeding families over the Easter holiday to provide school nutrition and transportation employees with a needed break,” Impact Alamance said Friday, April 10. “These teams have provided more than a quarter of a million meals to children in Alamance County over the past few weeks.”

Each family received a box of nonperishable food. The boxes were assembled at The Lamb’s Chapel, delivered to local schools by teams from local churches, and distributed by social workers.

“Coordinating the food and volunteers for this effort has been a blessing,” Impact Alamance President Tracey Grayzer said. “It is the least we can do for those in need during these uncertain times.”

The Lamb’s Chapel worked with ALDI to secure and purchase the food Food with funds from the United Way’s #Help4Alamance fund.

“This is what we do,” Lamb’s Chapel Missions Pastor/Choir Director Shaun Greeson said. “We are the hands and feet of Jesus. The church of Christ can never take a back seat nor turn a blind eye to the physical needs of our community.”