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Boy Scouts hold food drive for Good Shepherd Center to help feed children

The center currently serves around 1,500 people per month and distributed roughly 30,000 pounds...
The center currently serves around 1,500 people per month and distributed roughly 30,000 pounds of food per month.(Boy Scouts)
Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 11:04 PM EDT
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MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Boy Scout Troop 10 from Madisonville held a food drive for the Good Shepard Center. All of the food collected will benefit the Good Shepard Center’s “Kid-Friendly Foods” program.

“This program is designed to provide additional food for children who are clients of the Good Shepherd when schools are closed. Each child receives breakfast, lunch, and a snack for every day during school break. Also, for those students who are participating in virtual learning, each child receives the same menu options, this is to ensure that each child is nourished while at home and lessen the burden of expensive grocery bills,” a release reads.

Good Shepherd Director Tina Smith said, “The Boy Scouts really came through, the demand for additional food especially for the children in Monroe County is huge. I want to say, “Thank You!”

Aside from this contribution, Good Shepard also gets additional food from Little Caesars, Walmart, Bargain Barn and other groups that are apart of the “Good Shepard EMPOWER Partnership’ program which is for businesses to assist the center with providing free food and clothing to kids in need.

The center currently serves around 1,500 people per month and distributed roughly 30,000 pounds of food per month.

“Our focus shifts between Winter and Summer needs, but the need for food distribution never changes” said Margaret Cummings, president of the Board of Directors for the center.

You can help Good Shepherd with donations here.

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