Feed the Kids is a 501(c) (3) which is comprised of teams from many faith-based and civic organizations in Henderson County who care about the health and welfare of our local children. Feed the Kids began in early 2009 to provide 120 children at the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County with a hot nutritious meal each week. The program has also provided lunches for 5 days during the summer when we began. We now feed approximately 300 kids every Friday afternoon and have provided about 10 days of lunches when the government program starts back up for the new school year.
Volunteers handle fundraising, purchasing supplies, preparing and serving meals, obtain donations from local produce providers and individuals, and share our story throughout the community.
For volunteers, our program also provides a means to give to others and make a difference in the lives of local children. Both the kids and the volunteers have made new friends throughout the process.