Last school year, before the pandemic began, several churches in the Mathews area were responsible for supplying and packing food items for approximately 150 students for the Mathews County Public Schools Snack Pack program every week.
When the new school year began, 100 students were added to the program for a total of 250 MCPS K-8 students in need of snack packs per week. Due to health and safety requirements, most of the churches needed more space to pack the Snack Packs.
The churches of Kingston Parish, Mathews, Salem United Methodist, Diggs, Macedonia Baptist, Foster, Beulah United Methodist, New Point, and St. Paul United Methodist, Susan, have combined their efforts by meeting every two weeks at the spacious Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church on Lovers Lane in Mathews, to pack two weeks’ worth of Snack Packs for the students.
Due to the increase of the number of participating students this year, the churches are having difficulty funding the Snack Pack program. The...
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