As the first week began we all knew we had made the right choice. It was amazing the amount of people who came daily to grab a free lunch. For so many this free meal allowed them to save extra money throughout the summer months. This could be money for bills, school supplies and clothes, or allow them to actually afford three meals daily. As the summer progressed we knew that we in fact were the ones being blessed by those who we were coming in contact with daily. Our staff quickly grew attached to specific families and children who touched our hearts, and showed us what true joy and happiness is.
We were also beyond blessed by the volunteers we had this summer. We literally couldn’t have pulled this off this summer without them. They did anything from prepping the next day’s meals to interacting with the families and children coming up for lunch. The volunteers committed a day or multiple days a week to help us pull this off and we all are eternally grateful to all who donated their time and energy. God is doing big things here in Mooresville and Morgan County, and we feel honored to be able to play just a small role in it.