BRAZIL, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Mercedes Corridor has helped feed tons of of children round Clay County over the previous few years.
And now, she’s asking for assist.
“We’ve a really small, tight knit group of overwhelmed folks as a result of we’d like extra folks to step up and assist.”
Corridor mentioned the group is in want of extra volunteers, a scarcity they’ve handled for the reason that begin of the summer season. She mentioned they went to biweekly deliveries this yr because of the scarcity.
“It’s 100% volunteer ran and that’s one main cause that we’re struggling proper now, is as a result of we now have an absence of volunteers,”
Jennifer Buell is the assistant company director at Catholic Charities. She mentioned 47% of kids at Clay Group colleges obtain free or price-reduced lunches.
She mentioned meals insecurity, outlined as the shortage of entry to sufficient nutritious meals to guide a wholesome and lively life-style, can result in long-term issues for kids.
“The summer season could be actually robust on them. However not just for that summer season, we could possibly be speaking about delays in growth which might be going to final a whole lifetime for them,” Buell mentioned.
Corridor mentioned the following supply date is July 3. This system posted on Fb they’ll want about 20 folks to assist pack, and 15 to assist ship meals to about 480 youngsters they’re at present serving.
These occupied with volunteering or donating can try the Clay County youth meals supply program Fb web page. These in want of help can discover extra sources on Catholic Charities web site.