Program Feeds Free Lunch to Area Children

By: Muriel Bailey Email
By: Muriel Bailey Email

DOTHAN, AL---A brown bag and milk, means lunch time, but for Dae'Sha Dale, it's what's inside the bag that means more.

"The lunches are good and i'm very grateful to have them," said Dae'Sha

The lunches are part of a summer feeding program that serves 6 sites around Dothan.

"We feed children from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., it's free from the ages of 1 to 18," said Pastor Debra Beyah.

Pastor Debra Beyah organizes the central location.
She says so far they feed about 400 children 5 days a week.

"We start at 630 in the morning preparing the lunches. By 10 p.m. we have our drivers pick up the lunches and take them to our different sites," said Beyah.

Beyah says the program not only feeds children, but helps parents as well.

"They may go all-day long without anything to eat because they're parents are just not in a position to feed them and now that they're out of school it becomes a hardship for some of the parents."

She says the impact is visible.

"We told the children tomorrow you go out and tell all your friends that we have free lunch here and the next day we had at least 40 children because the children went and told the other children."

The program is looking to open two more sites around town.

The program stops the last day in July.

All sites are open and no child can be turned away.

Feeding sites:
Mt. Olive Christian Church
Hawk Houston Boys & Girls Club
Tango Wood Apts.
House of Prayer
Kiddie Castle

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