Life Resource Center began The Meal Train, their daily feeding program, on Monday, January 9th, feeding our growing number of area homeless/displaced individuals at the center’s day-warming program.
They stated, “Our programs are up and running, and we are seeing God move in so many ways; it’s hard to even describe. It takes the whole community to do this ministry. Thank you so much for partnering with us.”
If this is something you’d like to do to help your community, here are a few guidelines and the meal schedule.
• Lunch is served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Drop off for lunch is 11:30 a.m.
• Dinner is served Wednesday and Sunday. Drop off for dinner is 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
• Please place meals in disposable containers if possible.
• The drop off is 304 South Andrews Street in Scottsboro.
• Plan to feed 15-20 people per day.
• Questions/Information: Call or text Kim at 256.599.3848.
Organizer Kim Rice-Holman stated, “As a lifelong resident of Jackson County, I was raised always noticing when there was a need it was met by the people around me. I love this town and county and its people, and continuing to meet its needs is very important to me. So many times, I see people who say small-town life isn’t for them, but give me a small town any day over a place where no one knows your name. There is more homelessness and disadvantaged residents in our area than most people realize. My Granny O always told me to never kick someone when they are down. That stuck with me. We all need a helping hand sometimes, and we all have a gift. If you love doing something, and with me that’s cooking, use that gift to leave someone better than you find them.”
Monetary donations can also be made for volunteers to buy snacks/ingredients to cook and serve. Any and all help is appreciated, and because Life Resource Services is a nonprofit 501(c)3, all donations are tax-deductible.
As of the date of this publication, a good number of days are still open, needing volunteers. You can view the sign up for the meal train at www.mealtrain.com/trains/v53nrw or click the link provided on their Facebook page.
Life Resource Services of Jackson County also has a wish list on Amazon.
The list has items such as toilet paper, underwear, warm sweatsuits, thermal underwear, hand soap and tablecloths. You can reach their wish list by visiting their Facebook page and clicking the link provided.
by Martha Smith