In partnership with the Henderson County School System we have been given the opportunity to help local children during the summer.
Our mission is to provide these children with supplemental food when they aren't receiving regular meals at home.
We believe scripture tells us to serve and care for those in need.
Are you ready to go and share the love of Jesus with these kids?
How can you help?
There are many options for helping.
1 – Go to our Get Involved page and see what volunteer options are available:
- deliver food to a family near you
- donate food
- help pack boxes of food that get delivered to families
- become a donation location(local businesses only)
2 – Donate to Feed the Need
- financial donation
- purchase a t-shirt from our store
-Feed the Need started 7 years ago out of concern for children and their health in Henderson County, North Carolina.
-Teachers and a concerned community were recognizing that children were losing weight over the summer when they did not have regular meals. A weekend Backpack program was already in place that sent home food on the weekend but nothing that assisted in the summer.
-Feed the Need partners with local churches, businesses and Henderson County schools to make sure the children are given a box of supplemental food each week. They can pick up their food at a location near their home or the food is delivered if they don’t have transportation to pick it up.
-Carolina Baptist Association decided to take on this challenge of feeding children in need during the summer. It’s first year there were 50 children that were provided supplemental food. Last year 576 children received supplemental food during the summer.
-The children receive an application through their counselor at school. If the family needs the assistance over the summer, they turn in the application to the school and it is processed through Feed the Need board members.